Monday night after a trade deadline with no real action from the Detroit Tigers, we’re back with part two of our midseason review. Mark Gorosh of the Don’t Call it a Rebuild, it’s a Team Build podcast joins host Brandon Day for another wide ranging conversation.
We’ll reflect on what was already expected to be a pretty quiet deadline, as it was in fact very quiet. That’s not necessarily a bad thing either, but whether a team makes real moves or doesn’t, they’re telling you something about how they see themselves. The Tigers continue to tell us they aren’t confident making trades of real consequence.
The position players are our focus tonight after talking about the pitching staff last time out. With the Tigers in it to win it, kinda, how do you best optimize this roster and still work to develop your young players? How much of the surprisingly strong performance through 32 games is real, and how much just a temporary streak? You probably won’t love the answer, as there is still a good chance that the Tigers don’t have more than one position player set who will contribute to the next great teams. However, there are also real positives throughout the organization now, and the team has been fun no matter how it plays out in the end.
We both believe the Tigers have a mountain to climb to return to being a regular postseason threat, but for now we’ll take the club’s cue and enjoy the show for another month.