The Tigers finished off a 58 games season in--you guessed it--last place in the American League Central Division.   It got bad enough that manager Ron Gardenhire abandoned ship with a week to go.   You can’t blame him.  Being a Tiger fan has been tough these past five years.   Being a Tiger manager has to be a lot worse, and Gardy needed to get back to his family and rest.  The final record for the Tigers was 23-35.   As I watched the Tigers lose the final game of 2020 to the Royals, my wife looked at me and said, “Poor Timmy.”  I looked up, and to my astonishment, I found myself saying something utterly positive:  “They may have finished in last place, but there were more positive things that happened in 2020 than in the last 4 years put together.”    It’s true, and in a year like 2020, we’ll take whatever positives we can get.

  1. The pitching prospects.
  2. A leadoff man.
  3. The Castros.
  4. The new old guys.
  5. Breakout years for Jeimer and Jacoby.
  6. The bullpen.
  7. The Big Man.
  8. Other pitching stories.
  9. The big contracts are mostly gone.
  10. Fan Cost.

 

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