San Diego Padres’ Trade Rumor Mill

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May 25, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher

Joaquin Benoit

(56) throws during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Joaquin Benoit

Ironically, the team that may have the most interest in Benoit, is the team that let him walk after last year, the Detroit Tigers. According to Morosi, the Tigers are interested in the Padres set up man, who continues to show he may in fact be ageless, with an ERA of 1.23 and 18 holds. Relievers are a hot commodity this time of year, and nobody may be more desperate for help than the Tigers, whose offseason acquisition of Joe Nathan, 5.97 ERA and five blown saves, is proving to be a waste. If Detroit wants to make a serious playoff run, they will make a strong push for Benoit, who would immediately be the best reliever in their bullpen. He will however have a high asking price, as he is signed for next year, and is arguably the best reliever on the market behind teammate Huston Street.