Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila recently completed his second offseason in charge. Avila made minor tweaks to a Detroit roster that returns the same nucleus. Here’s how the team fared.
Detroit Tigers fans could have seen an extremely different offseason.
However, the team mostly stayed together, with another run at the playoffs and the World Series looking like a real possibility.
In addition to the likes of Cabrera, Verlander, Kinsler and Martinez, the rest of Detroit’s high-powered offense returns.
The Tigers also bring back a rotation that has exciting potential.
Avila rightfully deserves credit for keeping the roster intact as the Tigers have a chance to claim some silverware in 2017.
The division will be weakened, with Chicago and Kansas City losing elite performers. Elsewhere, Detroit is probably going to win more than four games against Cleveland.
Here’s a breakdown of all of Detroit’s significant offseason moves and the grades they received.