Detroit Tigers acquire Mark Canha; how will it affect the roster?
The Detroit Tigers made their first off-season move when they went out and grabbed Mark Canha from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor-leaguer Blake Holub. The team was able to flip a 25-year-old reliever in exchange for the right-handed hitting outfielder as part of the simple trade.
It seems like a good trade for the Detroit Tigers, who are picking up a solid addition in the veteran outfielder Canha. He's more than just an outfielder as well, having experience playing corner infield as well, though it seems that Detroit is going to utilize him in a corner outfield spot.
Canha is a 34-year-old veteran of the big leagues who has bounced around over the last nine years after breaking into the league with the Oakland Athletics. He played seven seasons in Oakland before spending time with the New York Mets and then the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2023 season.
With the move to bring in Canha, the Tigers are picking up an $11.5 million bill for the 2024 season. He had a club option that the Brewers organization was not going to pick up, so Detroit was able to work out a deal and also come away picking up Canha's option.
While it looks like a solid move on paper, let's take a look at some of the reactions from the fanbase with regard to adding a new outfielder. There were some good and some bad, and some from Brewers fans concerned about their organization's future, but let's talk Tigers.