It's time to ring in the New Year. 2024 is officially here. With it comes hope for a better future. That especially rings true for the Detroit Tigers, who now haven't made the playoffs in a decade. Woof.
But unlike the majority of the past several years, they are trying to change that. Little by little, the team is looking like one that can compete in 2024. There's also been a bunch of changes behind the scenes to ensure that future seasons go swimmingly.
In the spirit of the New Year's holiday, we've come up with some New Year's resolutions for the Detroit Tigers in 2024. These are things we want to see them accomplish this year, both on and off the field.
Before we continue, let us just thank you all and wish you a Happy New Year. Thanks for your continued readership and support over the last year, and we hope you'll keep reading this year.
Now, without, further ado, here's five New Year's resolutions for the Detroit Tigers in 2024.
1. Add a third baseman
I can't believe we've reached the calendar year of 2024 and the Tigers STILL don't have a proper third baseman on the roster. That's just mind-boggling to me. Yet, here we are.
There's still about six weeks until pitchers and catchers report, so there's still plenty of time to add one. At this point, I don't even care if it's via trade or free agency, I just want a third baseman.
I've already went over why I don't believe Matt Vierling is the answer. He just doesn't hit enough to be an everyday player. Andy Ibanez is best-suited as a bench bat as well.
With Colt Keith likely moving over to second base for the long haul, the Tigers have to look externally to find a third baseman. What they have in-house isn't going to cut it.