3 Tigers players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

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The Detroit Tigers lost several players this past offseason. Some of them we aren't sad to see go. Others, we're pretty bummed. Today, we're going to go over those players.

Some of these will be pretty self-explanatory. We've been pretty vocal about some of the players that we wanted to be gone. We also wanted to keep a couple players who went elsewhere this offseason.

The Tigers have continued to trim the fat from this roster, while also letting some key contributors from last season go. Here are three ex-Tigers we'll be glad are gone, and two we wish stayed.

3 ex-Tigers we'll be glad are gone: Nick Maton

This one is a given. Wolfie got off to a great start with the Tigers, showing strong plate discipline and sneaky power. The problem was that he struck out a bunch and couldn't recognize pitches that weren't fastballs.

He also played horrendous defense. He couldn't field, he couldn't throw, it was pretty ugly. This all led to him being sent down to Triple-A by the midway point of the season. He was called back up after the All-Star break, but the issues continued. It was pretty clear that he wasn't cut out for the big leagues.

He was designated for assignment this offseason and traded to the Orioles for cash this offseason, ending his tenure as a Tigers. This was a move that was best for both sides.

Maton was part of the package the Tigers got in return from the Phillies for Gregory Soto in early 2023. With Maton gone after a year, Donny Sands being a nothingburger, and Matt Vierling being Matt Vierling, it's safe to say the Tigers have lost that trade. Although Soto didn't have a great season with the Phillies in 2023, they still have him for two more years. They have already gotten more value out of Soto than the Tigers have gotten out of those three players combined.

It's safe to say that the Tigers aren't going to miss Nick Maton. Good on Scott Harris for admitting he made a mistake and cutting bait so quickly.

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