The Detroit Tigers have a checklist of things to get done this offseason in order to help their rebuild along smoothly as they look ahead to the future.
Let’s face it Detroit Tigers fans – there’s not much left to watch this season. Christin Stewart‘s ability to handle big league pitching is without a doubt the most important facet of September, with Matt Hall and Spencer Turnbull‘s final few weeks a must-watch as well.
However, outside of that, this season is all but over. So let’s take a look at the upcoming offseason. Below is a checklist of five things that the Detroit Tigers and Al Avila should prioritize getting done this offseason. If they succeed, they will go a long way toward making not only the 2019 season watchable – but will keep an eye toward the future of this organization.
Most expect the rebuild to be longer than one year. As such, this team probably won’t be contending until something like 2021.
2019 should see a lot more high-profile prospects, like Beau Burrows, Alex Faedo, Daz Cameron and Kyle Funkhouser, make their big league debuts. Additionally, it will give the team a longer look at guys like Stewart and Hall. But how can Detroit plug some holes in the interim, while keeping under budget and also adding young, cost-controlled talent? Those are the questions all general managers are asking.
Here are a few ways the Tigers can get that done.