White Sox: Looking at the AL Central’s offseason needs

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Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers are the worst team in Major League Baseball. They might not be in 2020 by a few games but there is no reason to believe they will not be in the running for the worst record in the league once again. They are one of those teams that are in the early stages of a rebuild. They were so good in the early 2010s as they were looked at as an American League powerhouse during that time. They even had an appearance in the World Series in 2012.

They at one point had a starting rotation that included Rick Porcello, David Price, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Anibal Sanchez. All five of those guys are now World Series Champions with other clubs. They had Miguel Cabrera in his prime joined by J.D. Martinez and Prince Fielder to set the tone in a really good lineup at different points during those years. Now, they are all either gone or past their prime as the team looks to rebuild.

The Tigers are not going to get good overnight so the key for them is to sell off any veteran players and try to rebuild from the ground up. They are going to also need to add some guys on short term deals to eat innings for them in 2020. There is a good chance that they will have another top-3 pick after next year is over so they should just keep stockpiling prospects and then they can look to add to it from there.

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