With yet another disappointing season nearly complete for the Detroit Tigers, there is a lot of room to grow. Detroit has longed for a solid baseball team for the majority of the last 7 years. Partially to blame was management. Until last season, Al Avila was the general manager of the team. During Avila’s time as general manager he made countless bad moves for the franchise. Many people would say that he lost the majority of his deals. Some of these deals included Justin Verlander, Justin Upton, J.D. Martinez, Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler, Issac Paredes, Shane Greene. On top of those trade deals, Avila also had some horrible free agent signings. Some of the signings were Jordan Zimmerman, Mike Pelfrey, Mark Lowe, and worst of all Javier Baez.
The unfortunate part of the epic run of former Tiger’s general manager Dave Dombrowski is that the team had such great success in the regular season during the early to mid 2010’s. During this time period however, the team could not win a world series. Even though they did make it to the world series and finished first place in their division several seasons.
The good ole days
Looking back on past Detroit Tigers teams and their successes. The 2006 and 1984 teams were magical. While the 2006 team was an incredible experience to witness. With a rookie Justin Verlander, Placido Polanco, Curtis Granderson, veteran Kenny Rogers, Todd Jones, Magglio Ordonez, Craig Monroe, Pudge Rodriguez, Joel Zumaya and many other impactful pieces that made significant impact. Considering the fact, the team ultimately fell short of winning a ring, we as Detroit fans still look back on the team with admiration.
By far the best team the Tigers put together has to be the 1984 squad. This team actually won the whole thing. With a star-studded roster including Dave Bergman, Al Kaline, Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker among others! Hopefully going into next season, the team will be able to finally play up to their standards. Young talent is finally coming around and it looks promising. Here I have included the 4 most awesome moments in Tigers history. Some are key moments for the team’s success others are just so classic I had to include them!