Tigers Roundtable: Will Detroit deal J.D. Martinez?
In the latest edition of The Detroit News' Tigers Roundtable TV show, Lynn Henning says outfielder J.D. Martinez will likely be dealt before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31.
"J.D. Martinez is going to get dealt," Henning said. "I think that's certain. He's going to go for a handsome package close to what (Yoenis) Cespedes and David Price brought two years ago.
"They need more talent and fresh blood in the system in order for them to be competitive for the long haul."
Henning and columnists Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo talked about the state of the Tigers (21-21) after 42 games heading into a 10-game road trip.
Here are the times of the Tigers' topics they discussed.
► 1:20: Niyo predicts an 86-win season, Wojo 84 games and Henning 80 games
► 3:30 Justin Wilson takes over the closer's duties
► 4:40 Pitcher Daniel Norris shows promise
► 6:10 Starting rotation
► 7:00 Offense has been productive with Alex Avila, Justin Upton
► 9:05 Henning says J.D. Martinez likely to be traded before the deadline
► 13:42 Anibal Sanchez, Francisco Rodriguez continue to struggle
► 17:25 Bullpen options
► 18:20 Wojo concerned about the starting pitching
► 19:30 Predictions for the 10-game road trip