Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has been rumored in trades for a couple of years now, and perhaps this is the offseason he gets moved.
Personally, I’ve never been very high on Boyd, but he did have a 3.5 WAR season in 2019 according to Baseball Reference.
This past season he posted a 4.56 ERA in 185.1 innings with 238 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.23.
I think he could be a fine middle of the rotation pitcher for the Padres, but he’s not worth the prospect haul that the Tigers apparently want for him.
You may have seen in our Faux Winter Meetings that I was able to trade Wil Myers to the Tigers along with some prospects and money for a couple of mid-level prospects.
The Tigers are certainly in a position in their rebuild to take on Myers’ contract along with a couple of prospects.
And they could use some help in the outfield anyway, and while Myers has his issues, he would likely bat third or fourth in their lineup.
Outside of Boyd, though, there really isn’t a fit with the Tigers.
I certainly hope A.J. Preller reads my articles and sees if Detroit is willing to take on Myers’ contract for real as that would be huge.