To trade or to keep?

That is the question facing the Detroit Tigers and young star pitch Michael Fulmer. Coming off ulnar nerve transposition surgery

Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

it has not deterred teams from calling to check on trade possibilities. Because he is entering his prime years with a team that is going nowhere during his best years.
As a young pitcher with his talent he would  bring in a tremendous haul of prospects. For the rebuilding Tigers this would speed things up considerably.
The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees have shown the most interest . This is fantastic news as both teams have outstanding minor league talent.
It could benefit the Tigers to let Fulmer throw a few spring training games and showcase that he’s healthy. Then they could cash in their biggest trade asset.
For a team looking at least 100 losses the next two seasons. This could get them right back to competitive baseball in 3 years when they will unleash the pitching they are currently developing in the minors. I have to think the Tigers front office is evaluating just how quickly they can contend again. If it’s 1-2 years they may keep him. If it’s 3-5 years they would be wise to cash him in and speed up the process.
It’s one of the storylines to follow as spring training nears and gets started.

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