Detroit Tigers: 3 New Year's Resolutions for 2023

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Have a league-average offense

The 2022 Detroit Tigers had a historically bad offense. They were dead last in several categories. They were shutout 22 times—a franchise and American League record. They were pretty pathetic to watch. It was also frustrating watching the pitching staff pull its weight only for the offense to muster up a hit or two.

There's no if, ands, or buts about it. This team needs to score more runs. They can't hang their pitchers out to dry again. The fact that they've done nothing this offseason to address the offense is quite concerning.

I'm not sure where Scott Harris expects the offense to come from. Obviously it was a different regime, but the Tigers banked on youngsters being key contributors last season, and look how that worked out.

Maybe the new coaching staff and reshaped front office will make a whole world of difference. Who knows? What I do know is that this team needs to score some runs.

I'm not asking for a lot. Just be league average. If they were league average last year, they would have at least been competitive. Maybe that could lead to a path of competitiveness this season.