The Tigers are in need of a late-inning reliever or closer and have a young, solid starting pitcher that they are likely to trade. The Pirates need a solid starting pitcher and have a late-inning reliever or closer that they are likely to trade.
Because of those two things, many have wondered that a deal involving the Pirates’ Joel Hanrahan and Tigers’ Rick Porcello makes sense for both teams. But Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports otherwise.
Also in same blog: While Tigers could use a late-inning reliever, they’re not interested in Joel Hanrahan of Pirates. cbsprt.co/WeQVjB
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 15, 2012
I still think the Pirates should be making a pretty strong push for Porcello, but if the Tigers are not interested in Hanrahan, it does make it a little harder for the Pirates to put together a package for him.