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Who Would You Trade Hanrahan For?

Watching the World Series and seeing the Tiger's bullpen struggle, I wondered what they might be willing to give up for Joel Hanrahan and what it would take for Huntington to pull the trigger on such a deal. If I were Huntington I would accept a deal of something like Drew Smyly, Andy Dirks, and a PTBNL for Hanrahan. The 23 year-old Smyly posted a 3.99 ERA and a 1.7 war for the Tigers this year in his rookie season, but would be expendable for the Tigers if they resigned Anibal Sanchez. Andy Dirks would profile well in PNC Park as a lefty and could battle for the starting right fielder job out of spring training with Travis Snider. Acquiring a good young starting pitcher like Smyly would also make Karstens expendable and could free up $11 million in payroll for next year when you include the fact that we get rid of Hanrahan's contract. I also know the Angels among other teams are looking for a closer and I was wondering what kind of return you think it should take to move Hanrahan.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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