Detroit Tigers: 3 reactions to the Mark Canha trade

Detroit Tigers bring in Mark Canha and vastly change up outfield.
Aug 1, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Mark Canha
Aug 1, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Mark Canha / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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Reaction #2: Justin Spiro (@DarkoStateNews)

The next reaction comes from Justin Spiro, who makes a good point with what he says about Canha being underrated. While Canha may not be someone who breaks the bank or garners a ton of attention, he's a proven veteran who will be helpful for the Detroit Tigers organization in 2024.

The team's outfield room is full of left-handed bats, and bringing in a right-handed bat who churns out quality at-bats will be worth taking a flier on. In the tweet, Spiro says Canha is a tough out, which only helps as the Tigers are trying to build a more competitive team. Adding in someone who will take competitive at-bats is a step in the right direction.

This trade may not be the end-all-be-all, but it will impact them positively. Detroit came away on the right side of this deal. Plus, the whole "he's got good traits" and "he's a good addition to the clubhouse" narrative is working for him as well. It's not meant to be a slight to Canha, as he is a good clubhouse guy, and the veteran experience will serve a purpose in a room that will be on the younger side of things.

The Tigers were right in this move. I'm grabbing the veteran guy to help with a crop of younger outfielders who are still finding their footing in the big league, for the most part.