While Dan Haren may be the Tigers' top target as the trade deadline nears, another name on the list is Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly. While he would likely require a lesser deal as far as the players involved compared to what it will supposedly take to land Haren, the Tigers are far from the only team looking into trading for Lilly. From ESPN's Jayson Stark:
At least a half-dozen teams are still in on him -- a group headed by the Tigers, Mets and Dodgers. And the Cubs are officially in nearly-everything-must-go mode. So not only are they confident they can trade this guy, but they Cubs are also telling teams they don't have to pay any of the approximately $5.5 million he has left on his deal this year.
So far this season, Lilly is only 3-8 with a 3.88 ERA.