2. The Tigers shelled out a hefty contract this past offseason for the talented Justin Upton. His start with his new team has been less than ideal. In fact, it has been historically bad. Upton has struck out fifty-three times in just thirty-three games. That puts him on pace to strike out 260 times this season. That would surpass Mark Reynolds‘ current record of 223 strikeouts in a season. The Tigers offseason signing of Upton has looked like a swing-and-a-miss so far.