Detroit Tigers: 5 New Year's resolutions for 2024

In the spirit of the New Year's Holiday, we've come up with some New Year's Resolutions for the Detroit Tigers.
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4. Steal more bases

This one might seem a bit out of the blue, but the Tigers are a team with quite a few good athletes. These aren't the teams of the early 2010s with big power hitters throughout the lineup. If they aren't going to hit for a lot of power, then they need to manufacture some runs.

There are plenty of guys on this team that are capable of stealing more bases — Matt Vierling, Akil Baddoo, Parker Meadows, and Zack McKinstry, just to name a few. There's no reason this team can't at least be league average it terms of stolen bases, especially with the new rules that only allow pitchers to have two free pickoff attempts.

The Tigers stole 85 bags in 2023, fifth-worst in the league. That number has to go up in 2024. They should be able to reach triple digits with ease.

Stealing bags can be a very effective way of manufacturing runs. It worked out well for the Tigers in 2021, when they were seventh in baseball in steals. They should add that back to the winning formula in 2024.