Neglecting a bottom-five offense
This goes hand-in-hand with the first one. The Tigers offense was better this season, but that's not saying much. There was nowhere to go but up after a historically bad 2022.
The Tigers were still in the bottom five in most offensive categories in 2023, even bottom three in some cases. There were some strides, but there's still a lot of work to be done.
Harris did virtually nothing last offseason to address the offense. Vierling and Maton did not move the needle whatsoever. He needs to make at least one major addition to the lineup this offseason.
Again, Mark Canha is a good start, and an encouraging sign. But the Tigers need more. They can compete for the AL Central in 2024. They just need some quality big league talent to fill out the lineup.