Detroit Tigers: 3 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

3 things for Detroit Tigers fans to be thankful for this year at Thanksgiving.
Apple pie with a flat white chocolate baseball with the Old English D on it was served as dessert
Apple pie with a flat white chocolate baseball with the Old English D on it was served as dessert / Eric Seals / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Detroit Tigers should be thankful for the new regime in charge.

Lastly, the Detroit Tigers may be in a tough spot. They may have plateaued in their efforts to rebuild, with plenty more of the mountain to climb. But they have a lot more to give and a lot more work to do. They will have their work cut out, but Detroit Tigers fans should be thankful for the new regime.

I know this one will ruffle some feathers because some folks are quite pessimistic about things. However, Scott Harris and the new regime in Detroit have done an excellent job of working with the resources they do have. The issue is not Harris; the problem is above him.

The Tigers will not sign Shohei Ohtani or spend a boatload on free agency, mostly because Chris Ilitch is not exactly forking over the cash to do so. He needs to give Harris the resources he needs to be successful. This is speculation, as something official has yet to be said, but it's got to be hard for Harris to make moves with a limited budget backing him.

Though Harris is doing an excellent job of trying to build a team that will be able to find success on a budget, Tigers fans should be thankful that this new regime is doing what it can. With Avila and company in the past, there were a lot of issues that needed to be fixed.

For the new regime, they have worked to try and change some of those things. Harris and company inherited a lot of things, with minimal resources to make changes. So, while it's frustrating that the rebuild has taken this long and frustrating that there's been a lack of progress, the expectations have to be within reason.

This Thanksgiving, Tigers fans should be thankful that the new regime is working to improve the organization, finally reach the summit of the rebuilding mountain, and get out on the other side of things as a competing team.

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