What next for the Tigers?
Is it finally time for the men from Detroit to turn away from Mike Ilitch’s title-chasing instincts? We look to one of the betting markets’ likely ‘big movers’.
What was the story last season?
The Tigers made some serious splashes in the 2015 off-season, signing Justin Upton, Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey as well as swinging a trade for closer Francisco Rodriguez. With some of the team’s cornerstone players (Cabrera, Verlander, Martinez) beginning to enter their twilight years, the front office clearly felt that the time was now. It was not. The Tigers were never really in the division race and although they stuck around in the wildcard hunt they fell 2.5 games short at 86-75.
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