In 2021 the Tigers went 77-85. I thought things were looking up for them. I actually predicted they’d be .500 in 2022. I was very wrong as they regressed to 66-96. They were in 4th in the AL Central since the Royals managed to be worse. Miguel Cabrera had -1.0 WAR, worse than replacement level, but he did reach a number of career milestones: 10,000 AB, 3,000 hits, 600 doubles, 1200 walks, 2000 strike outs (okay, that one doesn’t help the ol’ resume). The Tigers have now missed the playoffs eight years in a row, tied for the longest drought in MLB with the Angels. They had exactly one position player with an OPS+ over 100 among players involved in at last 70 games: Eric Haase at 115. They were dead last in home runs with 110; next lowest was the Guardians with 127.
What they need to work on: sorry, Tigers fans, but…everything.