Al Avila has started off the hot stove season with a flurry of moves, firing some of the first shots of free agency and working the trade market. With the big names being moved during the season, subtractions have been pretty low key, with Alex Avila, Al Albuquerque, Neftali Feliz, being the major players leaving Detroit in the offseason.
We can all agree that the bullpen was the biggest hole to fill, followed by the rotation, and finally leftfield. We’ve added two starters in Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey, added strong backend bullpen arms with Francisco Rodriguez, Mark Lowe, and Justin Wilson. Detroit even got better defensively with the addition of once top Tiger prospect, Cameron Maybin. Yet FanGraphs projects Detroit to finish below .500 again at 74-87, so what’s next?