Tigers Have Pieces To Trade for Arizona’s Upton

Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick has gone on record twice this offseason saying the D-backs aren’t looking to trade two-time All-Star Justin Upton.

But, that doesn’t mean Kendrick and general manager Kevin Towers aren’t willing to listen to offers.

And, according to ESPN analyst Jim Bowden, the Detroit Tigers have all the necessary pieces to make an offer that could change Kendrick’s mind.

Bowden named the Tigers among five teams that he said have the trade chips needed to fit the D-backs’ long-term needs. If Detroit is truly interested in acquiring Upton, Bowden said the Tigers could propose an offer he donned as “probably the best fit for Towers.”

Not surprisingly, the trade offer he suggested included the club’s No. 1 prospect.

If the Tigers were interested in acquiring Upton, Bowden said Nick Castellanos coupled with outfielder Avisail Garcia could be enough to get Kendrick to pull the trigger.

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