Giants trade rumors: Could San Francisco target David Price, Yoenis Cespedes or Rajai Davis of the Tigers?

By Matthew Connolly
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Apr 19, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) and center fielder Rajai Davis (20) celebrate after the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit won 9-1. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the biggest names to enter the deadline discussion are from a surprising source, as the Tigers (47-47) find themselves on the fringe of contention in the AL Central. With a full rebuild looking like a possibility for Detroit, ace starting pitcher David Price and outfield slugger Yoenis Cespedes have been floated as trade pieces, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports.

More recent reports have tempered expectations on both men packing their bags, but it remains a very real possibility unless things pick up fast in the Motor City:

Given that two of the Giants’ biggest needs are help in their outfield and starting rotation, could they make a play on either of these All-Stars? Per Andrew Baggarly, former Giant Rajai Davis, another Tigers outfielder, is on San Francisco’s radar, giving the team another player to keep tabs on from its former World Series nemesis.

While we wait on Dave Dombrowki and the rest of Detroit’s brain trust to make up their minds, let’s break down the reasons San Francisco might (or might not) move on Price, Cespedes and Davis.

Spoiler alert: The “might not” cases are going to be much more compelling for two of these gentlemen.

Next: On to Price possibility