Detroit Tigers fans haven’t seen the best play from the team in September. The Tigers might not contend in 2018, but they won’t be this bad.
Detroit Tigers players have endured a rough September, this much is true.
Detroit has played 22 games this month, winning just four of them. Over that same span, the Tigers are also sporting a -71 run differential over that span.
Of course, Detroit has also been without Victor Martinez, who himself is sidelined for the rest of the season.
While there have been undoubted positives—Nicholas Castellanos’ offense, Matthew Boyd and Jeimer Candelario’s overall play—Miguel Cabrera and company are plummeting towards the American League Central.
After Friday’s loss, Detroit and the White Sox fell into a tie at the bottom of the American League for the Junior Circut’s worst record.
In the long run, this is probably for the best as Detroit seemed ticketed for a losing year after trading Verlander and Upton.
Now the team can snag the highest draft pick possible in order to add an impact prospect to the team’s farm system.
However, the Detroit Tigers won’t struggle this much next season.