Baseball is back! The Detroit Tigers opened spring training on Tuesday when pitchers and catchers reported to Tiger Town in Lakeland, Florida. No,…
Baseball is back!
The Detroit Tigers opened spring training on Tuesday when pitchers and catchers reported to Tiger Town in Lakeland, Florida.
No, the Tigers aren’t expected to be much of a factor in the American League Central Division this season. And, yes, we’ll be watching to see if the club reaches the 100-loss plateau for the first time since setting an American League record with 119 losses in 2003.
But don’t let expectation ruin your optimism. It’s spring training. And in spring training, anything is possible!
Like Miguel Cabrera reclaiming his All-Star form, or Michael Fulmer regaining his frontline status in the pitching rotation or, dare we say, No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize ascending to the major leagues faster than anyone expected.
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It could happen. The Tigers could lose fewer than 98 games for the first time since 2016. They could play well enough to finish second in the AL Central. And, hey, the Cleveland Indians, the home-run pick to win the division, aren’t exactly world beaters this year.
Anything is possible.
Don’t believe me? Just watch this video of Tigers pitchers and catchers throwing Tuesday in Lakeland.
Feel better? Good.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Tigers in spring training:
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