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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Detroit

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Detroit, MI. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Detroit's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Detroit. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Detroit, MI. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Detroit,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Detroit, MI, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Detroit, MI.

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Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips


Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.


Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.


Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.


They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.


Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.


Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Khris Middleton is back, and so are realistic NBA championship expectations for the Bucks

DETROIT — It has been 280 days since the Milwaukee Bucks could say they were whole, 280 days from the day Khris Middleton injured his wrist in their first-round series against Chicago, 280 days from the day their chances at a repeat cha...

DETROIT — It has been 280 days since the Milwaukee Bucks could say they were whole, 280 days from the day Khris Middleton injured his wrist in their first-round series against Chicago, 280 days from the day their chances at a repeat championship went down the drain.

But Middleton emerging after his start-and-stop season to date was a sight to see — and a return to realistic title expectations for the Bucks.

He came off the bench to play 15 minutes Monday in their 150-130 win over the Detroit Pistons in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated. The Pistons are without cornerstone Cade Cunningham and still likely road-weary from their Paris trip last week, but this beatdown was likely coming regardless of the circumstances.

The Bucks played with fervor and a pop that was a sharp contrast from the malaise they’ve worn for a few stretches this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a five-game absence and didn’t look out of rhythm at all, scoring 20 in the first quarter and finishing with 29 and 12 rebounds in 26 minutes.

The numbers are immaterial, in a way, but the feeling of optimism was palpable in the locker room afterward.

“The band is back together,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s good to see him out there, run up and down, connect with him, play with him. It’s been a long time. He was doing rehab and going through the battle by himself.”

If the Bucks were a band, Antetokounmpo would, of course, be the lead singer. David Ruffin, Ronald Isley, Michael Jackson — take your pick. Middleton isn’t a background voice; he might not even be someone you’d notice at first glance in that way.

But he makes everything better, like a great bass player. You might not know James Jamerson from The Funk Brothers, but you’d know his guitar riffs and bass lines when you hear them — giving room for the star to be the star.

“I try to pride myself in my job, making everybody’s job easier. Take a lot of pressure off Giannis and Jrue [Holiday], everyone,” Middleton told Yahoo Sports. “Me being out gives those other guys a chance to grow, which will make us better in the long run.”

The Bucks have been admirable in his stead as a whole, especially with Holiday stepping into the second scorer role and arguably being the league’s top sixth man. But there aren't too many players like Middleton — and certainly nobody on this current Bucks roster.

Let’s be clear. Every contender in the East has endured some level of major strife. right before training camp, Brooklyn makes a with every year, and Philadelphia is always flirting with it, or the other.

League sources told Yahoo Sports that the Bucks are very much in play for Phoenix swingman , but you get the feeling their offer is their offer, and they’ll be ready to make a move on a secondary situation if Crowder is moved elsewhere — probably in the mold of a versatile, rugged defender who can make shots.

It’s easy to say now and impossible to prove, but with a healthy Middleton last spring, it would’ve been tough to see anyone beating the Bucks in a seven-game series. Not even the dynastic . We don’t talk about it much because Middleton’s game is so understated and because, rightfully, Antetokounmpo takes up so much oxygen.

Red Wings’ Rasmussen earns praise from coach, teammates

DETROIT – Andrew Copp lost the offensive-zone face-off, but Michael Rasmussen swooped in to corral the puck, took it to the net and got a few whacks at it before his teammate buried the rebound.Copp’s goal 25 seconds into overtime Tuesday gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Little Caesars Arena, and Rasmussen’s play, on the winning goal a...

DETROIT – Andrew Copp lost the offensive-zone face-off, but Michael Rasmussen swooped in to corral the puck, took it to the net and got a few whacks at it before his teammate buried the rebound.

Copp’s goal 25 seconds into overtime Tuesday gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Little Caesars Arena, and Rasmussen’s play, on the winning goal and throughout the night, earned effusive praise from his coach.

“We rarely single out a guy for effort, especially the way we’re built because it literally feels every time we win it’s a complete team effort, but Ras tonight – and he was nicked up, you could tell he wasn’t 100 percent – he forechecked, he finished,” Derek Lalonde said. “Even the overtime goal, he jumps a San Jose face-off win and ends up getting three jabs at it before it ends up on Copp’s stick for the open-netter. What an effort for him.”

Rasmussen scored his eighth goal of the season to give his team a 2-1 lead at 16:29 of the second and shortly after was shaken up during a collision with Jaycob Megna. Rasmussen labored to get to the bench and was clearly in pain while being attended to by trainer Piet Van Zant.

But he didn’t miss any shifts and delivered in overtime, which hasn’t been kind to the Red Wings (3-5).

“I think we just won a battle, were hard in the net front and one went in,” Rasmussen said. “Just found a way. That’s all.”

Said Copp: “Ras said we won a battle -- he won a battle. Took it right to the cage and I was kind of off to the side. I kind of knew it would find its way over there. I pulled it out and put it in an empty net. It wasn’t too tough. He did all the work.”

Rasmussen is a versatile player the Red Wings use at center or wing and move up and down the lineup. He started the season at center but has settled in on the wing the past several weeks. Lalonde knows he’s doing a good job there by the feedback he gets from other players.

“He’s been awesome this year,” Lalonde said. “I want to be careful because I think we’re still raw in his development. I think the wing frees up what he is -- he hunts pucks, wins battles, simplifies his game. You know a winger is good when every center starts to come hinting that they would like to play with him, or if I have a talk with a player about their current game, and they’re like, ‘Well, when I was with Ras …' That’s certainly a good sign when we get those conversations.”

Lalonde called the 6-6 Rasmussen a “will kid,” a big-bodied player who takes pride in getting the puck out of his zone, winning puck battles and establishing a forecheck.

“He’s always work-ethic first and he’s getting rewarded with some good play,” Lalonde said. “He’s not a natural finisher. I’m really excited he was involved in two points tonight.

“Very impressed with what Ras has given us lately.”

Rasmussen started the night on a line with Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond but ended it with Copp and David Perron.

“I think he brings an element that is kind of unique to our team in terms of his size and forechecking ability and his skating, too,” Copp said. “He’s been great on the forecheck, he’s been great net front. He’s won a lot of puck battles that have kind of gotten us the puck to keep it in the O-zone. And then he’s been burying his chances.”

Debating Detroit Pistons' NBA trade deadline: Smart to set high price for Bojan Bogdanovic

The Detroit Pistons have two prime trade candidates in Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks. Both veterans have been among the NBA’s best scorers in their respective roles.In some eyes, they’re luxuries on a rebuildin...

The Detroit Pistons have two prime trade candidates in Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks. Both veterans have been among the NBA’s best scorers in their respective roles.

In some eyes, they’re luxuries on a rebuilding Pistons team that may be better served bottoming out for Victor Wembanyama, rather than hanging onto two players who could be flipped for assets while the market is hot.

However, the Pistons’ front office has set a high asking price for both players, sources say. It appears likely both players will still be in Detroit after the Feb. 9 trade deadline passes, unless a team ponies up a big offer. The Pistons want to compete next season. If no one meets their asking price, they can simply bring Bogdanovic and Burks into the offseason and reevaluate from there.

NBA cap, trade and free agency guru and contributor Keith Smith joined "The Pistons Pulse" podcast this week to discuss Bogdanovic and Burks’ trade value and how the Pistons should proceed. Smith is a fan of Bogdanovic, 33, who is averaging 21.5 points on 49.1% overall shooting and 42.3% shooting from 3-point range, and believes he has been undervalued across the league.

The Pistons want significant draft capital for Bogdanovic, and Smith agrees with the high price.

“He’s awesome, and I don’t think he gets enough appreciation for what he is almost his entire career,” Smith said. “He can be really good. He can be your offensive engine, he can be your fourth guy. There are not very many players in the NBA who can fill both of those roles. A lot of those guys, you put them into that third, fourth player role and they disappear and they’re not happy and all that. He’s a good spot up guy, he’s good at playing away from the guy and he’s good with the ball in his hands as the primary offensive creator.”

Bogdanovic has been their best offensive player this season and is a major reason the team has been better offensively per possession compared to last season — though still ranked 28th both years — even without Cade Cunningham. The Croatian forward's name has been involved in trade rumors all season, and the Pistons have received plenty of calls about his availability. Thus far, no team has met the asking price.

The Pistons traded for Bogdanovic in September and only gave up veteran role player Kelly Olynyk and former second-round pick Saben Lee. At the end of October, they extended Bogdanovic to a team-friendly two-year, $39.1 million extension with the second year partially guaranteed at $2 million. The trade and extension was great value, Smith said, and increased Bogdanovic’s worth.

Smith projects the Pistons to have around $43.8 million in cap space available this summer. It gives them two ingredients to make a postseason push next season.

“I don’t know that I would move so far off of my asking price if I was Detroit because I really do think that he’s that good, and I think there’s a place for him on whatever next year’s team is,” Smith said. “I think the goal next year has to be, this is our step forward season. I’m not saying you have to be the (Cleveland Cavaliers) and make the jump to fourth or fifth in the conference. But you need to be pushing towards, we need to be in the 6-10 range, at least in the play-in. We’re going to be really pushing towards that and that’s where we gotta go, only because rebuilds lose patience very quickly, both players, front office, ownership and fans. And when you lose the patience in the rebuild, that’s when you make silly mistakes and start to do really dumb stuff.

“You can keep him around, still have $40 million in cap space and be perfectly fine to go, 'let’s add pieces around this and we should be able to craft together a pretty good roster.' It’s such an interesting spot, to me, just because there’s so many ways you can go with him.”

Burks, 31, is averaging 13.3 points on 45% overall shooting and 43.6% from 3, and has been one of the league's most effective bench guards. Unlike Bogdanovic, Smith thinks the Pistons should move on from Burks, who has a team option worth $10.5 million this offseason.

Smith likened the Pistons keeping Burks to a rebuilding baseball team keeping a good closer. It’s nice to have, but too much of a luxury for a team that needs to dedicate assets elsewhere. A late first-round pick would be great value for the Pistons if a team gets desperate enough, he said.

“What’s really changed for me for Alec Burks is the last few years, is this year he’s shooting lights out,” Smith said. “But the last couple years before that, he was really good too. He’s always been a little bit more of a shaky shooter. His role right now is really good, he’s a combo guard off the bench. You can let him run some stuff. He can play off the ball. He’s a really good cutter.

“That conversation needs to be less about today, because fine he’s playing well, but what does that do? I don’t think that does anything for you if you’re Detroit. I’m not trying to win games now. Not that they're trying to lose, but it doesn’t matter if he helps you to four more wins this year. Is that a good thing? I’m not entirely sure. But when you look at it with him next year, is he worth $10 million on our books or is he better off being on someone else’s and we have $10 million in cap space? Just don’t take on any money long term. Try to increase your flexibility even more, especially for guys who won’t be on the books anyway.”

Catch the "The Pistons Pulse" podcast each Tuesday, with Free Press beat writer Omari Sankofa II and former Division I player and current analyst Bryce Simon. Listen to all of our shows on, Apple, Spotify or wherever you load up podcasts.

Lions' Aidan Hutchinson Rookie of Year finalist, Dan Campbell misses cut for Coach of Year

Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is one of three finalists for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, but Dan Campbell did not make the cut in Coach of the Year voting.The ...

Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is one of three finalists for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, but Dan Campbell did not make the cut in Coach of the Year voting.

The NFL announced finalists for its eight major end-of-season awards Wednesday via Associated Press voting.

Campbell generated Coach of the Year consideration after leading the Lions to a 9-8 record this season, but was not one of three finalists for the award after the Lions missed the playoffs. The Lions won eight of their final 10 games after a 1-6 start to finish with their first winning record since 2017.

Each Coach of the Year finalist — Brian Daboll of the New York Giants, Doug Pederson of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers — led their teams to the postseason. The Lions beat the Giants and Jaguars.

In an appearance on ESPN's ManningCast of the Dallas Cowboys-Tampa Bay Buccaneers playoff game in mid-January, Campbell said there were coaches more deserving of the award.

"It would absolutely be an honor, because there are some really good coaches that deserve that," Campbell said. "To me, better ones out there than me by the job they did this year. Daboll would be one of those, he just did a heck of a job. Doug Pederson, I mean I could go down the list there."

BIG DECISION:Detroit Lions OG Jonah Jackson, up for contract extension, 'would love to be a Lion forever'

Hutchinson, the No. 2 pick of last April's NFL draft, led all NFL rookies with 9½ sacks and finished with 52 tackles and three interceptions. He won two Defensive Rookie of the Month awards, in November and December/January, but is considered a longshot to win Defensive Rookie of the Year.

New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner, a Detroit King product and a first-team All-Pro, is the favorite for the award after leading the NFL with 20 passes defensed, and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen is the other finalist.

Ndamukong Suh was the last Lion to win Rookie of the Year in 2010.

The nationwide panel of 50 sports writers who cover the league ranked their top five picks for MVP and top three for every other award. Winners will be announced at the 12th annual NFL Honors ceremony Feb. 9, three days before Super Bowl 57, in Phoenix.

Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is one of three finalists for assistant coach of the year, along with 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen.

Johnson interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts this offseason, but withdrew his name from consideration for all three jobs.

Under Johnson's guidance, the Lions finished fifth in the NFL in scoring offense (26.6 points per game) and fourth in total yards (380 yards per game) this season, and quarterback Jared Goff had one of the most productive seasons of his career.

Among other awards, quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts and receiver Justin Jefferson are finalists for MVP, and pass rushers Nick Bosa, Micah Parsons and Chris Jones are finalists for Defensive Player of the Year.

3 Contracts the Detroit Tigers Need to Unload This Season

The Detroit Tigers need to cut ties with these three playersThe Detroit Tigers come into the 2023 season as underdogs, a team that nobody expects to compete for a wildcard. With that said, the Tigers are looking to be competitive regardless of what the win/loss record looks like at the end of the season. The Tigers have three players that have contracts to unload as they look to continue to improve by making moves.General manager ...

The Detroit Tigers need to cut ties with these three players

The Detroit Tigers come into the 2023 season as underdogs, a team that nobody expects to compete for a wildcard. With that said, the Tigers are looking to be competitive regardless of what the win/loss record looks like at the end of the season. The Tigers have three players that have contracts to unload as they look to continue to improve by making moves.

General manager Scott Harris has three options to move contracts before the end of the season. These players most likely will not factor in the teams success this season and should be moved to unload their contracts. These potential moves have nothing to do with cap space because the Tigers enough money to spend and are not in danger. This has to do with term, performance, and money in their deals.

Two of the three players listed below could fetch a premium because they are left-handed starters and teams pay for that kind of asset. The Detroit Tigers could move these players for prospects, but at some point they need to receive major league rostered players in return. Harris cannot rely on all of the prospects they have received working out.

Left-handed pitcher Matthew Boyd could see a short return to the Motor City. Once a good pitcher who was an Opening Day starter and spent his entire career with the Tigers, Boyd has seen better days with his best days behind him. Harris brought back Boyd this off season to a one-year, $10 million deal to compete for a starter's role.

Boyd, 32, is a free agent in the 2024 season and the Tigers should move him and his contract by the 2023 trade deadline so they don't lose him for anything. Boyd spent most of his career with Detroit until last season when he played for the Seattle Mariners. With Seattle, Boyd pitched in 10 games, pitching 13 innings, posting a 2-0 record, accounting for 5.4 walks per nine, and a 0.1 WAR.

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop is 31 years old and previously signed a two-year, $15 million deal. Schoop is an above-average Major League Baseball player with good, solid skills but $7.5 million per season is a bit high. He has not done enough offensively to earn that contract and could be on his way out.

Schoop is due to become a free agent in the 2024 season. Last season with the Detroit Tigers, Schoop played in 131 games, hitting 11 home runs and driving in 38 runs. That kind of offensive production is not good enough for someone making $7.5 million per year. Defensively, he is solid and can play a good infield.

Like Boyd, he could be gone after this season, so Harris might as well see if he can get some interest for Schoop and get something for him before he leaves and Detroit ends up with nothing.

Left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was brought to Detroit to be a front-of-the-line pitcher in the starting rotation. He signed a five-year, $71.8 million deal and had high expectations from management. Rodriguez, 29, can opt out of his contract after this season if he is not dealt by the trade deadline.

The big left-hander was average in his first year with the Detroit Tigers. In 17 games, he posted a 5-5 record, 91 innings pitched, 3.36 walks per nine, and 1.19 home runs per nine as well. With his production and contract, there are pitchers that are a dime a dozen that have those stats for a third of that contract.

If he is still struggling at the All-Star break, or even if he's doing well, Harris could move him to a contender looking for rotation depth. Left-handed pitchers are a hot commodity and teams are willing to give up good prospects and MLB-rostered players for them.


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