Plenty to be excited about in 2022 for the Detroit Tigers.
With the five or so year rebuild coming to a close and a new day on the horizon, I decided to put together a dream lineup for a competitive 2022 Detroit Tigers team.
One caveat, this will be based somewhat on reality. Of course, the “dream” lineup would have all-stars playing every position on the team. It would have Nolan Arenado at third, Shohei Ohtani on the mound, and hitting dingers in the old English d…this will be more realistic unless of course, you think we could trade for…Ah no, no Allen, calm down.
I know most of you will disagree with my fantasy managing below, but you can’t tell me as a Tigers fan what you’re about to read wouldn’t excite you if it were to come true! Ok without further ado, here is my dream lineup for 2022.
Batting 1st – Robbie Grossman – LF
Grossman is under contract for another year and could be trade bait if the team is scuffling come deadline time.
For now, Robbie Grossman is that leader at the top of the order this team needs to set the table for some of the young superstars we will get to here in a moment.
Grossman isn’t necessarily going to give you a high batting average, but he will work the count and when he does get on base he has the ability to swipe a bag. He had 20 stolen bases this past season.
While I don’t think Grossman is a long-term building block, he’ll be a solid veteran presence.
Another option here could be a free agent signing, and one who I see is a great veteran atop the lineup would be Andrew McCutchen. I don’t think the Tigers are going to make a move quite like that right now. Besides, Grossman and McCutchen had comparable 2021 seasons.