Detroit Tigers: 3 moves that still need to get done now that Winter Meetings are over

The Detroit Tigers still have plenty of work to do following the winter meetings.

Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches the action during spring
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches the action during spring / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2. Bullpen help

The bullpen is in much worse shape than most people realize. The Tigers could use another reliever capable of pitching in high-leverage situations, and they desparately need another lefty.

There are still some options lefty on the free agent market, but they are getting slim, real fast. Robert Stephenson is a guy who revitalized his career with, you guessed it, the Rays last year. He started throwing a cutter last year, and it worked wonders for him.

In 52.1 IP, he struck out over 13 batters per nine and had a 3.10 ERA. He was able to keep the walks down too, for the most part. He would be a great addition to the Tigers bullpen.

For lefties, we're still all for an Andrew Chafin reunion. He struggled with command at times last year, but Chris Fetter knows how to get the best out of him from Chafin's time with the Tigers in 2022.

Aaron Loup could be another option. The numbers weren't great last year, but he outpitched his FIP by over a run and a half. The .373 BABIP suggests there was definitely some bad luck involved.

He didn't throw his cutter as much last season, instead throwing his fastball more often. Chris Fetter's specialty is having pitchers throw their best pitch as often as they can, so this could be something where he works his magic once again.

The reliever market is starting to dry up. If Harris wants to make any meaningful additons to the bullpen, he's going to have to act fast.