Detroit Tigers outfielder shooting for a World Series appearance in 2024

Newcomer Mark Canha tells media that the Detroit Tigers are shootin for a World Series appearance. It'll be quite the triumph if things play out as Canha suggests.
Milwaukee Brewers player Mark Canha (21) reacts after reaching base.
Milwaukee Brewers player Mark Canha (21) reacts after reaching base. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Canha is shooting for the moon with the Detroit Tigers.

The year has not even started, but the World Series can be all but written off for the Detroit Tigers, who do not have the tools in their toolbox to make a World Series run. But, for Mark Canha, this does not matter as the veteran outfielder is ready to try and push for it all.

Canha joined the Days of Roar Podcast and mentioned several things about how Canha hopes to make a World Series appearance in 2024. He talked about how this is a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers and the work it takes to get there, according to the Detroit Free Press article.

The Tigers are going to bank on something big from Canha in 2023-24, and after these comments, he might be a little high on the team's prospectus heading into the year. It's unlikely the Tigers even sniff the playoffs, so predicting a World Series is insane.

When it comes to the Detroit Tigers 2024 season, the focus will be on optionality, variability, and the ability to make changes on the fly. This requires players like Canha to step up and get the job done. Sure, there are days when you are 0-for-4 and unhappy with your results.

But there are also times when nothing can go wrong. Canha is hoping that 2024 treats him well, especially given his goals for the team. It's so unlikely for the Tigers to make a postseason appearance, but never say never. It seems like the sky is the limit for the Tigers' potential playoff chances but there's so many things that go into it.

Canha is heading into year ten in the big leagues. Suggesting a World Series in year one with a new team is a bit bold, but it seems that Canha has some rhyme and reason for his actions. It will be interesting to see what happens with him this spring.

The outfield will become a complicated spot for the Tigers in 2024, so having someone like Canha around to lock things down only helps them. It just baffles me that Canha even suggested this. A World Series appearance seems like it's years away from being in the conversation.

It goes back to being interested in seeing how Canha handles the 2024 season. He's coming off the 2023 season, where he slashed .262/.355/.400 with 25 doubles, a triple, and 11 home runs. He drove in 62 runs and walked 49 times while being punched out 79 times last season.

While his comments could come across as "saying the right thing," it's good to see him having this much faith in the way things are going for Detroit. Even if this is extremely unlikely, it's good to see Canha buying into what the Tigers are doing at this level.