Tigers Will Reportedly Reopen Boyd Trade Talks -- But Will They Lower Price?

They're still seeking an impact position player.

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November 11, 2019 - 12:18 pm

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The Matthew Boyd trade talks are set to heat back up. 

After the Tigers failed to get what they were looking for at the trade deadline, they're ready to try again this offseason. As was the case in July, Detroit is seeking an impact position player who's ready to play in the majors, according to Jon Morosi. 

The Tigers set an extremely high price on Boyd at the deadline, one that turned potential suitors away. They were said to be seeking a big-league ready player and at least another top prospect.

They never came close to striking a deal. 

"There was nothing even close, to tell you the truth, to coming across," Al Avila said after the deadline. 

We'll see if the Tigers lower their demands this time around. They may not have a choice. For as well as Boyd pitched in the first half of last season, he finished the year with a 4.56 ERA and allowed the most home runs (39) in the majors. 

Even factoring in his terrific strikeout numbers and the fact he's under team control through 2022, he's not worth top value on the trade market. Not at this point. 

If the Tigers are serious about moving him, they'll soften their stance this winter.