The Detroit Tigers have 147 games remaining on the schedule, so is it too soon to suggest a sudden move that would improve the team?

Yes, we're talking about the closer situation.

More specifically, former general manager Jim Bowden singled out the Tigers as a team that could take advantage of an early "impulse" deal.

His solution? Trade for San Diego Padres reliever Huston Street.

"It might just be a couple of weeks into the season, but for a team with World Series aspirations and talent, waiting could mean the difference in gaining home field advantage in the playoffs," Bowden wrote.

But here's the catch: Bowden suggests it could take either left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly or prospect Avisail Garcia as bait to get the Padres to trade.

Street is signed through 2014 at $7 million per season and has a team option for $7 million in 2015, too. He's just 29, and has saved at least 20 games for four consecutive seasons. Street's career ERA is 3.05.

Should the Tigers give up on Smyly — who lost out to Rick Porcello for the final spot in the rotation — to acquire a proven closer? Or trade Garcia, who has shown flashes of being an everyday outfielder in the near future?

If offered either player, the trade would be a "no-brainer" for the Padres, Bowden says. And he wonders if the Tigers have a choice.