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Detroit Tigers rumors: Trade targets profiled

Who might the Tigers acquire by the July 31 trade deadline to help lift them to a World Series run? We're here to help with profiles of all the best candidates.

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As deadline nears, Tigers' relief options narrowed

Recent injuries and roster moves have somewhat narrowed the list of relief pitchers that might be available to help an ailing Tiger bullpen.

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Braves interested in Phil Coke. Could Tigers sell?

With less than a week left until the non waiver trade deadline, rumors surround the Tiger bullpen. Could they add by subtracting Phil Coke?

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A closer look: Updating Tiger bullpen news

Here’s an update on how the Tiger bullpen is shaping up, and how potential trade candidates are doing as the trade deadline approaches.

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Are Tigers interested in Joba Chamberlain?

One report suggests the Tigers are interested in Joba Chamberlain. Another reports that the Tigers are still looking for bullpen help, but aren't interested in Chamberlain.

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Which relief pitcher should the Tigers acquire?

BYB Fan Poll: Which relief pitcher would you like the Tigers to acquire?

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The Tigers shouldn't sell the farm ... again

While Tigers fans have been clamoring for a big name to fill the closer's role (or left field, or catcher), making a big, splashy move at the deadline isn't such a good idea. Here's why.

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Could Tigers acquire relief help from Chicago?

The Chicago Whites Sox listening to all offers as the trade deadline approaches, and the Tigers could use a relief pitcher or two, but history suggests a reluctance to trade with Detroit.

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Could Jair Jurrjens help the Tigers' bullpen?

Former Tiger Jair Jurrjens was designated for assignment today by the Baltimore Orioles. Could he be an upgrade in the Tigers' bullpen?

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Is the Ax the sharp edge needed in Detroit?

Checklist for John Axford: Proven Closer? Check. Power Arsenal? Check. Pitching well lately? Check. Currently a hot trade commodity? Well...not really.

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Does K-Rod have enough left to bolster Tigers?

K-Rod still has some ability to post strikeouts in a relief role but there is little doubt that there has been degradation of his stuff over the years. What's left? Is he a prime target for Detroit, a fallback option, or not even in the discussion?

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Trade Candidate Profile: Brandon Lyon

Former Tiger set up man Brandon Lyon has been to Houston, Toronto, New York, and the disabled list since leaving Detroit. Could he be coming back?

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Trade profiles: Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell would be a perfect fit in the Tigers' bullpen. But would he cost too much?

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Detroit Tigers rumors: Kevin Gregg

Kevin Gregg signed a minor-league contract this offseason and assumed the closer duties after Carlos Marmol unsurprisingly struggled. Chicago will likely trade him while his value is at its peak before Gregg reaches free agency this offseason.

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Detroit Tigers rumors: Glen Perkins

Glen Perkins would be an ideal pickup for the Tigers to slide into the ninth inning, but Minnesota has said repeatedly that their hometown closer will not be moved.

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Tigers trade candidate: Jonathan Papelbon

If the Tigers were to trade for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, it would signal that they are truly all-in for a World Series title in 2013. They'd also be stuck with a pretty large bill for the next few years.

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Trade profiles: Tom Wilhelmsen

Tom Wilhemson has a "proven closer" title. Is he the answer for the Tigers?

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Trade target profiles: Ryan Webb

The Marlins right-hander is available, but will he fix the Tigers' bullpen woes? The answer seems to be "no."

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Trade candidate profile: Scott Downs

The Angels aren't likely to be sellers by the end of July, but if they do start house cleaning, lefty reliever Scott Downs is one player who could be on the move.

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Trade target profiles: Steve Cishek

Could the Fish closer help Detroit's late-innings woes? Probably not given his inability to get left-handers out with consistency and Miami's apparent unwillingness to move him.

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Tigers trade candidate: Jose Veras

Houston closer Jose Veras' stats closely resemble another former Astros relief pitcher with the same initials ... before 2012, that is.

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