SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and slugger Miguel Cabrera could be available for the right price. The Chicago White Sox might be prepared to deal Chris Sale, too.
Not even a week has passed since the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in more than a century, and teams already are involved in trade talk as they position themselves for 2017 and beyond.
"The conversations this year with GMs started earlier and had more substance to them than I recall in the past," Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak said Tuesday on the first full day of the GMs' annual meeting.
A weak free-agent market at many positions has...