Scott Boras and Kenny Rogers threw a wrench in the Tigers’ plans by suggesting The Gambler will test the open market. It’s already been noted that the Tigers have expressed interest in Carlos Silva as a fallback.
Also on the radar: Dontrelle Willis. Dave Dombrowski recently called the Marlins to inquire. Dombrowski, of course, previously worked for the Fish. Jon Paul Morosi notes that the Tigers asked about Willis two years ago as well. I imagine the asking price was much higher then. With Jair Jurrjens and Gorkys Hernandez now with the Braves, it may be hard to find a match anyway.
The vibe seems to be that the Marlins would prefer to trade Miguel Cabrera and keep Willis.