The Detroit Tigers were ecstatic to see the 2015 season come to end. A season that marked the Tigers first losing season since 2008 and a last place finish.
The Tigers cleaned house midseason, trading away their impending free agents to try to restock a barren farm system and prepare for the future. Ownership also dumped long time general manager Dave Dombrowski in favor of his longtime right-hand-man Al Avila.
Avila wasted little time after the season ended trying to rebuild the Tigers roster on the fly to put them in a position to once again be World Series contenders.
But with divisional foes that feature World Series hardware on their mantles’ and improved rosters all throughout the division, how good did Avila do in his first offseason in command?
Let’s find out.