Ladson reports that the Tigers see both Dunn and Willingham as possible designated hitters. According to a source in the story the Nationals have begun scouting the Tigers Double-A team, and it's believed the Nationals want a young pitcher in return.
Additionally, Ladson indicates that the Rangers have also shown interest in Willingham. Texas is looking to add another right-handed hitter, and Willingham might come at an affordable price.
Willingham has been the Nationals most consistent hitter this year batting .294 with 13 homers and 29 RBI's. On the other hand Dunn, the prototypically slugger, is batting .272 with 24 homers and 65 RBI's.
If the Tigers elect to pursue Dunn instead over Willingham odds are they are going to have to pay a considerably stepper price.