If there is one thing I — and vocal Tigers fans everywhere — love to do, it’s to make season-long assumptions based on a super small group of played games.
The Tigers have had their fair share of weather related difficulties this season, but with the advent of doubleheaders, we’ve still been lucky enough to see 23 games of baseball played this month. Not too bad.
Even better, the Tigers are currently second in the AL Central with a 10-13 record. Somehow.
Through all this, we’ve seen each of the Tigers starters at least twice, if not three times, and we’ve gotten a pretty good sense of what the bullpen and bench have to offer. We’ve made it through the lineup several dozen times, enough to have seen swings, misses, and really painful looking mishaps too.
23 games may not seem like much, but it’s certainly enough time that we’ve gotten a feel for the team on the field. And with that, we’ve been able to glean some knowledge about them. So this week’s question is both simple and complicated: what have we learned so far?
What lessons have we been able to take away after 23 games? Perhaps you have some pitching insight. Maybe you know how the lineup ought to be reshaped. Heck, if you think there’s someone in Triple-A begging for a callup, tell us why. Let the facts of the season so far be your guide.
Head on over to the FanPosts section, select “New FanPost” on the left, and break down the nitty-gritty of what you’ve learned this season.