The Detroit Tigers have been making headlines as of late with rumors of Justin Verlander being dealt at the deadline, but that's all talk.
According to Baseball Tonight's Buster Olney, there are tow Tigers who will definitely be traded in the next two weeks: JD Martinez and Justin Wilson.
Five players who will be traded before the July 31 deadline. https://t.co/yELWa9X1XX— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 17, 2017
Martinez is having a year as good as any of his best so far, and is batting .500 against lefties, while slugging .636 on the year.
A free agent after this season, the 29-year-old Martinez would fit in great with the Dodgers, for example, who have struggled badly against lefties in recent history.
Justin Wilson, on the other hand, is having a career year in the relief pitching role. He's sporting a 2.29 ERA through 35.1 innings, and striking out an unbelievable 36.5 percent of batters.
Not to mention, Wilson hasn't allowed a run since June 20.
#Tigers Justin Wilson hasn't given up a run since June 20. make that eight straight scoreless appearances for the lefty.— Griffin Fabits (@fabits_griffin) July 16, 2017
Under team control through 2018, if he doesn't get traded this month, he almost definitely will in the offseason.
One thing's for sure: in some way or another, the Tigers are going to look different after the deadline.