Detroit Tigers: Good Signs For the Rest of 2016
Detroit Tigers fans are frustrated after another poor starting pitching performance doomed the team on Thursday. Despite that, the Tigers have a number of things going for them that will prove beneficial later.
Detroit Tigers baseball has gotten off to a fairly successful start. Despite some less-than-stellar performances from the starting pitchers, the team is 8-6 and only 1.5 games out of first place in the loaded American League Central.
The Tigers are poised for a return to the postseason this season. There are a number of early factors and trends that should help the team return to October baseball. Detroit’s balanced offensive attack will help, as will superstars like Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Justin Upton. The trio are struggling, but will turn it around. They’re simply too good to struggle this much.
What’s more, the team has done well on the road so far and has posted a solid run differential. If the Tigers can continue to fare well in both categories, Detroit will thrive this season.
Perhaps the most important good sign moving forward is the improved depth. If someone gets hurt or struggles, there are replacements waiting in the wings.
Here are five good signs for the rest of 2016 that will eventually help the Tigers make it back to the postseason.