The Tigers bullpen, while it wasn't as good as it was in 2022, held its own for the most part. It had a 4.16 ERA, which ranked 17th in MLB. They ranked higher than several playoff teams.
Jason Foley and Tyler Holton were the highlights. Holton came out of nowhere as a waiver claim to have a 2.11 ERA in 85.1 IP. But Alex Lange took a step back, as he just lost it from about June onward.
He had a 3.68 ERA, which is not bad, but he walked over 6 batters per nine innings and had a -0.1 fWAR. He can still get plenty of strikeouts, but throwing strikes consistently is still a massive issue.
The Tigers could still use a bullpen arm or two to pitch in leverage spots. Fortuntately, there are some options in free agency. Reynaldo Lopez is one of our favorites, and we wouldn't mind seeing a Joe Jimenez reunion either.
Most competitive teams have really good bullpens, and while the Tigers bullpen wasn't bad in 2023, it could have been better. Adding another arm or two wouldn't hurt a bit.