It’s certainly a great time once again to be a fan of the Detroit Tigers. The organization is undoubtedly on its way up from Major League Baseball’s basement. The first big move came when the organization hired A.J. Hinch to be its manager, and his addition of pitching coach Chris Fetter has paid dividends to Detroit’s youthful pitching staff.
After getting the right coaching staff in place, general manager Al Avila found a few diamonds in the rough last year with Rule 5 selection Akil Baddoo who appears to have a bright future with the organization, along with a nearly middle-aged rookie slugger and local product Eric Haase.
When you combine those two with the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Robbie Grossman, Jeimer Candelario, Jonathan Schoop, along with the addition of Tucker Barnhart, the groundwork of a competitive lineup is already in place with just a couple of missing parts.
Avila recently bolstered the rotation by signing starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.
The Detroit Tigers are going to be very dependant on top prospects Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson. These two prospects are right on the cusp of MLB ready, and if they are as advertised, signing one of these big-name free agent shortstops may indeed be the missing link.
Is Carlos Correa a priority for the Detroit Tigers?
Carlos Correa is widely considered as the top free agent available, and he’s being linked everywhere to the Detroit Tigers for obvious reasons. The Tigers have a glaring hole at the position, and Correa has a history with manager A.J. Hinch; they won a World Series together with the Astros.