Detroit Tigers: Three Reasons Why Tigers Will Make Playoffs in 2017
Detroit Tigers fans saw the team’s season come to an end on Sunday with a 1-0 loss on the road in Atlanta. The result ended any hopes of grabbing a Wild Card place. Detroit will make the playoffs next year.
Detroit Tigers players improved greatly following the great debacle that was the 2015 campaign.
After posting a 74-87 record and a -114 run differential in 2015, the team bounced back to go 86-75 with a +29 run differential.
While the team wasn’t ultimately able to clinch a spot in the postseason, they stand an excellent chance to next season.
If anything, general manager Al Avila showed last year that he can significantly improve a team without sacrificing premium talent. If the Tigers general manager can pull off a similar feat during the coming winter, Detroit could be positioned to reclaim a playoff berth next season.
In addition to Avila’s likely additions, the Tigers will still have much of the same core to depend on. What’s more, Detroit’s young players will only improve, while the veterans will continue to produce at a high level.
There’s a lot to be excited about heading into next season.
Here’s why the Tigers will make the playoffs in 2017.