The Detroit Tigers have had a lot of players put on their uniform over the years. In addition to having some truly great players take the field, the vast majority of them did their jobs in decidedly fine, but unremarkable fashion. Baseball is very much a numbers game and the annals of history just don't tend to remember the guys that were just varying degrees of okay.
However, there is the other end of the spectrum where players, for one reason or another, receive the ire of a fanbase. These aren't the guys that people go "We need to upgrade that position because we could do better". These are the guys that get booed by the home crowd, have editorials written about them needing to go, and make fans cringe every time they take the field. Those guys deserve some special recognition.
Here are 8 of the most hated Tigers players since 2000
In an effort to account for recency bias and just the availability of information, this list is going to be restricted to guys who played for Detroit since 2000. That does not mean that there are not worthy contenders from earlier years, but this is just a recognition of the fact that accurately choosing them is tough because researching that is difficult given the availability of reliable information on something this subjective.
Before getting to the eight Tigers players chosen, there are some honorable mentions who have some arguments for inclusion. Victor Martinez's contract certainly did not age well and pissed a lot of fans off. Juan Gonzalez is barely eligible here and his time in Detroit didn't come without some frustration. Mike Pelfrey was supposed to be a stalwart middle of the rotation arm for Detroit, but was so bad that he got released before his two year contract was up.
With that out of the way, let's take a look at 8 of the most hated Tigers players since 2000 in no particular order.