The Detroit Tigers shouldn’t be sellers at the MLB trade close. How It All Went Wrong – Detroit Free Press | Omd Cialis

TORONTO — There was a time, not long ago, when the Detroit Tigers envisioned a very different approach at the 2022 trade close — 6 p.m. Tuesday, less than two hours before they play the Twins in Minnesota.

General Manager Al Avila expected to add talent by the deadline.

So does manager AJ Hinch.

FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Novis Paul Whelan’s family surprised by planned prisoner swap with Russia

“Unless you’re a team that’s acquiring, it’s not nearly as fun,” Hinch said of last season’s trade close. “We always have to remember that we want to add. … Next time we speak in a year, I hope we add talent.”

Instead, the Tigers — 41-62 overall and more than a dozen games in the American League Central — are not on the verge of a postseason push. Indeed, one can wonder if rebuilding will require another rebuild, although Tigers leadership seem to believe the disaster of 2022 can be resolved without a full overhaul.

“We have to be open to what we can do to make the team better for the rest of the season but more importantly next year as well,” Avila said on July 23. “We’ll see what we can do to make our team better.”

Leave a Comment