Who said the Tigers were sellers? According to Jon Paul Morosi, they’ve contacted Freddy Garcia’s agent to express interest. At 6.5 games out, the Tigers have roughly a 15% chance at making the playoffs (not unlike the Mets).
Garcia is coming back from shoulder surgery, and if all goes according to plan he could reach a Major League mound in late August. It’s important that he makes it before September so that he’s playoff-eligible. Morosi notes that Detroit is a good fit for Garcia, given his friendship with Carlos Guillen and the team’s Venezuelan leanings.
On May 16th, Buster Olney said at least seven teams were monitoring Garcia: the Mets, Red Sox, Braves, Yankees, White Sox, Rangers, and Mariners. The Indians also had past interest. We can probably take the Ms off the list now.