This definitely isn't happening, and there's probably some massive flaw in my logic, but would it make sense for Detroit to try to take Lowry from us? Detroit's allstar-studded lineup makes them an easy contender for the WS. Their only huge problems lie in the rotation (and their bullpen too, but to a lesser extent.) They have Justin Verlander, who is pretty damn good, but that's about it. The other 4 pitchers in their rotation kind of suck. Kenny Rogers and Nate Robertson both had ERAs pretty far above 4 last year. D-train and Jeremy Bonderman both had ERA's over 5.
So would it make sense for us to offer them a package of Lowry/Hennesey/Kline for Jeff Larish and Danny Worth? Jeff Larish hit 28 homers in AA last year, and he also plays 1B, a position of need for us. His batting average is kind of crappy, but he more than makes up for it by drawing a lot of walks (enough walks to bring his OBP up to .390 with a BA of just .267) Worth hasn't played a pro season yet, but he's supposed to be a decent hitter at SS. I know Detroit would probably be reluctant because they've already demolished most of their farm system in the Cabrera/D-train deal, but this would increase their hopes of getting to the WS this year. Their rotation would at least have 2 pitchers with ERA's under 4, which is a big improvement for a team with a lineup as strong as theirs. Lowry could replace Nate Robertson, or maybe even D-train if he should get creamed pitching in the AL. Lowry could probably be their #2 or #3 starter. Hennesey, if he pitches like he did last year, would probably be one of the best in their bullpen, especially if Joel Zumaya keeps getting injured. And Kline would be just as mediocre there as he was here, but for the Tigers, that's probably okay bacause they're probably going to produce around 7 runs a game. And it's not like either of the prospects they'd give up are going to save them from sucking in a few years when some of the players in their now-deadly lineup start retiring/leaving, like Sheffield, Rodriguez, and Ordonez. So does this make sense to anyone else or am I being delusional?