3 reasons to be happy the Detroit Tigers extended Colt Keith before MLB debut

The Detroit Tigers have extended Colt Keith to a six-year deal. There's plenty of reason to like this deal, let's take a look at a couple of them.

Detroit Tigers President of Baseball Operations Scott Harris stands with recently extended infielder Colt Keith alongside General Manager Jeff Greenberg.
Detroit Tigers President of Baseball Operations Scott Harris stands with recently extended infielder Colt Keith alongside General Manager Jeff Greenberg. / Kimberly P. Mitchell / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2. Colt Keith could help solidify the core with Riley Greene & Spencer Torkelson.

As the Detroit Tigers get going with the 2024 season, expect Keith to get his first taste of the big leagues. It would mean a lot for the Tigers to solidify a core moving forward. They have some key pieces beyond the two mentioned in the header above, but they make up the Tigers' core duo moving forward.

On that note, Keith is hoping to come out and perform well. He's swung the bat exceptionally well at all levels and continued to move through the Tigers organization quite well. There's got to be hope for Keith to handle the bat well with the Tigers and make some noise.

If he is able to do that, Keith would be able to settle in at second or third for Detroit and become a true piece of the puzzle. It would be a huge step forward for Detroit. This rebuild needs to be expedited, and a big rookie campaign would help Keith start to make him part of the Tigers lineup.

It's something that should also leave Tigers fans excited for what's to come in 2024. It's early to jump to conclusions on what might happen, but fans should be looking forward to seeing how Keith factors into the lineup.