There are plenty of teams after Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd right now.
The Dodgers, Rays, Astros, Braves, Padres and Yankees have all been mentioned as having interest in the 28-year-old, but no one has gotten a deal done yet.
If the Tigers do trade Boyd he will likely fetch a hefty price because of a couple of things: for one, the Tigers don't have to trade him because he could help the team over the next few years, but secondly, he has three years of team control left which is always worth more at the July 31 trade deadline.
So what could the Tigers ask for in return for Boyd? We made a list of all of the potential men who could be included in a deal for the lefty, or at the least, who Detroit will inevitably ask for. And from what we are seeing, it really looks like the Tigers want position players.
What could the Tigers ask for in return for Matthew Boyd?
Houston Astros: Kyle Tucker, MLB Pipeline's No. 10 prospect
We already know the Tigers have asked for Tucker. MLB.com has reported Houston has inquired about Boyd, but the Tigers want Tucker in return. The Astros though are unwilling to include him, at least for now. The Tigers and Astros have already made a big deal at a deadline as Houston got Justin Verlander from Detroit in 2017, so the two teams can clearly find common ground on a deal, so don't count anything out from happening. The Tigers are on the lookout for position players, and while Tucker may be out of the question, Seth Beer is having a great year at Double-A as is Abraham Toro. Both players could profile as at least average MLB starters, while Beer has potential to be a whole lot more. Are they enough to land Boyd? We'll see, but Tucker may be the one to seal it.