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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5. Be "on the graphic" in September

As much as I would love to sit here and say that the Tigers should be competing for a division title in 2024, that just doesn't seem to be in the cards. Honestly, with the way the roster is currently constructed, I just don't have faith in them to be in contention for the AL Central, even with how bad the division is.

However, I think it's perfect reasonable to expect the team to be in contention for a wild card spot in 2024, especially nowadays with the expanded playoffs.

The Tigers should be on the graphic in September this season. And by that, I mean they should be on the playoff graphics that often get shown on TV broadcasts throughout the month of September as playoff races really heat up. The Tigers should be there, whether they actually have a spot, or they're close, but on the outside looking in. They should be in contention until the very end.

The Tigers won 78 games last year. It's not at all unreasonable to expect them to win 80-85 games in 2024. Recent history would suggest that could just be good enough to sneak into the postseason. Both the Diamondbacks and Marlins made it with 84 wins in 2023, with Arizona ultimately making the World Series. The playoffs are an entirely different animal. You never know what can happen once you get there.

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