Ranking the offseasons of AL Central teams so far

How does the Detroit Tigers' offseason stack up that of with other teams in the American League Central?

Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris talks about the future of the team
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris talks about the future of the team / Kimberly P. Mitchell / USA TODAY NETWORK
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1. Detroit Tigers

Again, no team in this division has had an amazing offseason. But the Tigers get the top spot kind of by default here. The moves they've made, for the most part, address their needs with quality big leaguers.

Mark Canha provides the team with a veteran outfielder with great on-base skills. Andrew Chafin gives the team a great lefty out of the bullpen who can also pitch in high-leverage situations. Kenta Maeda is a really solid middle of the rotation guy who will also give the young arms on this team a veteran who can mentor them. Shelby Miller is a cheap, potential high-leverage option for the bullpen.

The only move that has been questionable is the Jack Flaherty signing. I've already said my piece on this move, but everything points to Flaherty being cooked. The only upside left is that he's still just 28 years old. Sadly, he also has a long injury history and a fastball that has no life on it anymore.

But other than that, this has been a successful offseason so far for the Detroit Tigers. To call it a failure would just not be true. They've addressed almost every need. If they were to get a third baseman, or any other bat, it would put them over the top, and possbily make them the favorites in this division in 2024.

So there you have it. The Tigers have had the best offseason in the AL Central so far. There's still roughly six weeks left for the other teams to catch up, but the Tigers have done well so far. Not bad, Scott Harris. Not bad.

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