Detroit Tigers pitchers and catchers are down to single-digit days before they officially have to report on February 13. A handful of Tigers have already made the trek to Lakeland, Florida to begin the longest season in professional sports.
Their early arrival is a sure sign of dedication and the will to win. It is also a potential sign that they are feeling pressure as two of the best pitchers in the game. What other Tigers should be feeling pressure as the team gets ready for a season that could make or break the team?
After finishing in a disappointing, but still surprising second place in the AL Central, the Tigers still have some of the best players in the game. The fact that they have not won a title for their generous owner continues to be problematic. The pressure is on for serious success; if the team cannot dominate, it will most likely look much younger and less expensive in 2018.
Let’s take a look at the Tigers who should be feeling the most pressure as they face the cusp of the 2017 season.