Chicago Cubs Rumors: Checking in on potential pitching trade targets

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Chicago Cubs: Looking at a guy on a terrible Tigers club

Mike Fiers is having a decent season in Detroit. He sports a 3.79 ERA and 1.2 WHIP in 92.2 innings. The FIP is a little high at 4.69, but overall he has been alright. Being on a one-year deal, the rebuilding Tigers are probably looking to trade him and it is hard to see him costing a whole ton.

He has solid stuff in terms of movement and velocity, and has had some solid seasons in terms of strikeout numbers, but he would be a four or five starter at best. It is worth noting his walk rate is way down from last year, by 4.1 percent.

There is plenty of experience with him in terms of regular season, but not as much postseason. Fiers would not be a saving move by any means, but someone to fill a spot.