Detroit Tigers Offseason Report Card

Photo credit: The Sporting News

Photo credit: The Sporting News

Offense

Notable additions: Justin Upton, Cameron Maybin, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Aviles
Notable departures: Rajai Davis, Alex Avila

Avila channeled his inner Dombrowski this offseason, bringing Maybin back to the Tigers for practically nothing and bringing in Saltalamacchia on a league minimum deal. Of course, the sexiest name on that list is Justin Upton.

Needing a left fielder and already two weeks intp January, the Tigers inked the 28-year-old to a six year deal, adding depth to an already potent lineup.

With an offense that already featured Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler, the Tigers are a team that isn’t hurting for offense. Adding Upton to that lineup just makes opposing pitchers hate to face them even more.

Grade: A

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