Detroit Tigers rebuild is tasking but Scott Harris is working.
The Detroit Tigers are going to have a long off-season ahead. The team has a lot to work on and plenty of things to discuss as they continue to work through their off-season. For the Tigers, the rebuild has been tasking, and the fact of no end in sight has raised concern.
Things have not gone super well for the Detroit Tigers since they plunged into their rebuild. However, the Tigers have a new man in charge. The support for Scott Harris amassed quickly early on, but the honeymoon phase wore off, and some fans have started to question their new front-office leader. It's been just one year, and Harris has had his work cut out for him.
This season had some bumps and bruises, and the Tigers have continued to struggle, but that's just par for the course. When it comes to Scott Harris, he's going to take his time and invest in players that are going to mean plenty to this team in the long run.
The Tigers faithful want to see changes, but Harris deserves time. The Tigers will need time to make leaps and become a contender once again. However, some of the Tigers faithful want the immediate results. That's just not the way that this is going to work, not with Harris in charge.
Harris will do his best to replenish the farm system and build this roster in a way that will ruffle some feathers--it already has. The Tigers still have plenty of work, and Harris will continue to make some moves.
After all, this off-season could bring some change to the roster, with some bigger names in position to leave on player options, with Javier Báez and Eduardo Rodriguez. One or both of these players could vastly change things on one side of the ball (respectively).
However, Harris seems primed to continue making the moves he needs to, to keep the Tigers moving and building things for the future. It sucks that it will continue to take time for things to turn a corner, but the Tigers faithful need to allow Harris time to keep doing his job.
After all, he was taking over the mess that Al Avila left him after he was fired. It was not exactly like Harris inherited a team destined to turn a corner. However, the Tigers have some pieces to work with, and Harris will continue doing what he can to help the Tigers turn the corner over time.
While some of the Tigers faithful seem ready to dismiss Harris already. Sit tight and see what this off-season brings. Do not expect the big flashy signings, but try to read between the lines and think about what the Tigers' long-term picture could look like after this off-season.
To be clear, who knows what the Tigers will do this off-season, it's not that some crazy moves are about to unfold, but Harris deserves time, that's for sure.