Could the Detroit Tigers bring the Bash Brothers to Detroit in 2022?

(Detroit Free Press)
(Detroit Free Press) /

The Detroit Tigers are going to have some critical decisions to make when it comes to the future of their organization. They have Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson on the road to Detroit, pushing strong.

The two “Bash Brothers” are ultimately going to provide the Detroit Tigers lineup with a nice 1-2 punch whenever that day comes, but for now, it seems like it will still be some time. As the Tigers continue to build towards the future, it’s going to require them to make some crucial decisions.

Both Greene and Torkelson would finish the summer of 2021 at the Triple-A level, and both would head out to the Arizona Fall League to take part in that. While it ended early for both of them due to injuries, the two have been hard pressing to prove they deserve a shot in the big leagues.

While Greene is a high school draftee and Torkelson spent three years with the Arizona State Sun Devils, both of them are likely going to be part of this team’s core for years to come. The biggest question to be asked or at least discussed is if the two will be able to make the roster out of Spring Training.

Could the Detroit Tigers bring the “Bash Brothers” north next Spring?

It’s early, and Spring Training will provide some more clear-cut answers. Still, it is certainly something to think about, especially if Greene and Torkelson made the roster out of Spring Training and began their professional careers.

It may not be the worst thing in the world to let Greene and Torkelson get their debuts out of the way. In 2020, the “lost” season due to the pandemic and the fact that the Tigers were well engulfed in the rebuild, they brought up Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal and let them make their debuts.

Letting Greene get out there and get his feet wet with the big leagues might be worth it. Especially if he comes out hot and gets going early on. On the other hand, Torkelson seems like his hit-tool is going to be there; he will just have to adjust to the pro-ranks.

Even though it’s expected that both will struggle when they get into the big leagues, letting them go through that slump this year after a hopefully hot start could allow the 2023 seasons and beyond to be moving even further in the right direction.

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It’s November, it’s early to start really diving into this, but it’s something the Tigers should be factoring into their offseason moves.