After a four-year reign that featured four straight divisional crowns, a pennant, and two ALCS appearances, the Detroit Tigers succumbed to an aging core and a litany of injuries that led to their first last place finish since 2008.
No longer under the guidance of Dave Dombrowski, new Tigers’ General Manger, Al Avila, made it clear that he doesn’t expect the Tigers to be basement dwellers in 2016 with the aggressive moves he’s made this offseason.
Signning Jordan Zimmermann, adding much needed bullpen arms, and a new look outfield, the Tigers are in position to potentially compete for their fifth divisional title in six seasons. But the Tigers are far from a perfect team.
Here are five major questions the Tigers face entering the 2016 season.