The Detroit Tigers are going through the offseason, and it’s going to be a long offseason unless the Tigers spend. Frankly, it seems like the Tigers’ faithful is already ready and waiting with pitchforks calling for Al Avila’s head.
However, the offseason is where the Detroit Tigers front office can gear up the team for 2022 and beyond, depending on what routes they choose. The Tigers are going to need to make some changes to the construction of the roster, which can be done through free agency.
One of the needs that needed to be addressed was the catching situation. Avila and his staff got busy early and were able to land veteran catcher Tucker Barnhart in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds.
On the other hand, there are still needs to be addressed, like adding a shortstop or middle infielder, a quality starting pitcher, and a bullpen upgrade (or a few). It’s going to be an exciting offseason for the Tigers organization, one would hope.
The Tigers are likely going to spend some significant money across multiple areas to make this roster look much better ahead of the 2022 season. There are going to be plenty of free agents to choose from; the question is if the Tigers will be able to find the right players.
Christopher Ilitch is going to have to allow the front office to spend, and it seems like they are going to do so. It just continues to stem back to the dilemma of how much the pocketbook is going to open up this offseason.