MLB Rumors: Tigers All-Star's Trade Value At "All-Time Low"

Javy Baez, once a coveted trade asset, now finds himself at an all-time low in terms of trade value. Despite a promising start in his career, Baez's recent performance has taken a significant hit, marking a stark contrast from the expectations set when he was acquired by the Detroit Tigers.

This decline is evident in the drastic difference between the package he fetched in the trade to the New York Mets a few years ago, which included a top prospect like Pete Crow-Armstrong, and his current situation with the Tigers.

Baez's disappointing performance in Detroit has led to his trade value plummeting.

While he had the potential to be a building block for the Tigers, his struggles on the field have dimmed that hope. With his contract keeping him in Detroit for at least a few more seasons, the Tigers are facing the reality of having a high-profile acquisition turn into a major disappointment.

Since coming to Detroit in 2022, Baez has posted a brutal .229/.272/.358 triple-slash line, with 25 home runs, 121 RBIs, 20 stolen bases, and 117 runs scored across 268 games played.

In his eight seasons prior, he held a solid .265/.307/.477 triple-slash line, with 149 home runs, 465 RBIs, 81 stolen bases, and 451 runs scored over 862 games played with the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets.

This decline in Baez's trade value reflects the challenges and uncertainties that can arise in the world of professional sports, where player performance can fluctuate dramatically over time.

The Tigers, now in a transitional phase with changes in management and the impending retirement of Miguel Cabrera, had hoped for a quicker turnaround to competitiveness.

However, Baez's underperformance is one of the factors contributing to the team's extended timeline for reaching their competitive window. Photo Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports