The Detroit Tigers should be an entertaining baseball team this year, as they have their eyes set on the postseason.
The Detroit Tigers have gotten off to an even start sitting one game below .500 and tied for second in the AL Central after nine games.
After steady improvement over the past five seasons, there is a lot for Tigers fans to be excited about. In 2017, Detroit finished last in the AL Central, 64-98. In 2021, they finished 77-85 and in third place in the AL Central.
“It’s not going to be easy this year,” Javier Baez, the Tiger’s new shortstop, said in a Tigers postgame interview. “But it’s going to be fun, we need your support. Let’s go Tigers!”
Baez was one of Detroit’s key pickups in free agency, and they need him to become a true focal point for the team. They will need his powerful bat and great defense to help them reach the postseason.
The Tigers will also need their strong core of young players to put together a solid season if they hope to make a playoff push.
The Tigers are looking to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2014, when they lost in the AL Divisional series, which ultimately lead to the Tigers hitting the reset button.
Now the Tigers have a chance to see if their young prospects such as Akil Baddoo, Casey Mize, Spencer Torkelson. There are also hopes that Riley Green will break out and help the Tigers get back to the post season when he comes back from injury.
After a rough couple of games to start the season, Torkelson seems to have gotten more comfortable. In the past five games, Torkelson has six hits, five RBIs and two home runs. If he can continue to develop throughout the season and remain consistent, he will be a dangerous player for the Tigers not only this season but for years to come.
As one of the best hitters in MLB history, Miguel Cabrera’s veteran leadership is an essential piece for the Tigers’ desired success this season.
Cabrera is expected to become the 33rd player in history to reach 3,000 total career hit. Fans at Comerica Park have a counter in the ballpark, and they anxiously anticipate Cabrera’s next milestone.
Heading into their series with the Yankees, Cabrera’s hot start at the plate this season has him five hits away from 3,000.
He is batting .308 on the season, with three RBIs so far through nine games.
The Tigers are looking promising this year for the first time in a while, and that’s something for fans to be excited about.
The season is early, but if you are a Tigers fan, you should have some faith in them this year.
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