The Detroit Tigers don't have the best odds to win the 2021 World Series, but they aren't the worst in the major leagues, either.
It turns out that before the Tigers flew home from Kansas City after concluding the 2020 season, general manager Al Avila interviewed two coaches from Ron Gardenhire’s staff for the manager vacancy – interim manager Lloyd McClendon, which has been reported, and outfield coach Dave Clark, which until now had not been reported. Clark, like McClendon, meets many of the prerequisites Avila set for the job. He’s managed and won championships in the minor leagues in both the Pirates and Astros systems.
While Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal got their first long sips of coffee in the majors this year, Matt Manning had a setback this summer but appears to have overcome his injury and is back on track. Matt Manning says he feels 100% The Tigers’ first round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft has taken his time developing after being selected straight out of high school but has shown many glimpses of promise along the way.