Pirates trade rumors: Tigers would deal Brennan Boesch for Joel Hanrahan

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

John Perrotto reports that the Tigers would deal outfielder Brennan Boesch for Joel Hanrahan, but they will not trade Rick Porcello for him.

I'm sure the Tigers would also trade Bobby Higginson, Nate Cornejo, Warren Morris and Hiram Bocachica if they could, which is just super-generous of them, but the Pirates would have absolutely zero use for a 27-year-old outfielder who put up a -1.3 WAR this year, so you can put this in the category of "things that will never happen in a million years." I'm not even sure how rumors like this get started.

The juicier tidbit here is that the Tigers won't trade Porcello for Hanrahan. Again, though, there wasn't much reason to expect that they would. Porcello, who doesn't even turn 24 until later this month, would be a nice high-upside addition, but that's too much to expect to get back for Hanrahan.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker