Tigers Trade Rumors: Detroit To Be Buyers Before The Deadline?

The Detroit Tigers sit nine games back of the Kansas City Royals and three-and-a-half games out of an AL Wild Card spot at 44-44, but that doesn't mean that GM Dave Dombrowski is ready to go into fire sale mode before the July 31st MLB trade deadline.

In fact, it might be quite the opposite.

We're trying to win this year," Dombrowski said recently, via MLive.com.

"Some clubs are going to get hot," Dombrowski added. "It happens every year. But the reality is, between now and July 31 – I don't know how many games we have. Let's say (after) the All-Star break, we've got 10, 11 games. Well, if you win 10 or 11 games or you lose 10 or 11 games, well that can change the way you are a great deal.

"If you keep playing the way you've been playing, I don't see where it changes."

With no teams in the American League heading into the break with a win percentage under .440 and only one (Kansas City) with a percentage over .600, the parity in the league is likely enough for Dombrowski to consider a buying spree before the deadline if the Tigers get hot in the games prior to the end of the month.

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