According to sources, the Tigers are looking to make a move at the deadline for a starting pitcher. With Robertson and Bonderman both struggling, it makes sense that they would look into another long term investment. Here are a couple options:
- Rich Harden, Athletics: Although he is oft-injured, Harden would be a great addition for the Tigers. He is 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA and is just twenty-six. The only problem with that is that it would be a big risk for the Tigers to take. They are better off trading for Joe Blanton.
- Vicente Padilla, Rangers: Padilla has been inconsistent throughout the years, but he is 7-2 with a 3.67 ERA so far this season and has done fairly well at Comerica Park.
- Jon Garland, Angels: Angels pitcher Jon Garland is doing fairly well for the Angels so far compiling a 5-3 record with a 3.89 ERA. He is a free agent after this season and the Angels could trade him because of their pitching depth.
- Randy Wolf, Padres: If the Tigers are looking for a short term replacement, Wolf would be that guy. He is inexpensive and he wouldn't cost the Tigers nothing but a pair of mid level prospects.