Instead, the Tigers went 6-19, their manager retired before the season was done and they finished with the third-worst record in all of baseball. If this had been a normal, 162-game season, the Tigers were on pace to finish 64-98, the exact record they had in 2017 and 2018, but an improvement over last season’s 47-win mark. Does that count as progress?
The order for the 2021 MLB Draft has been set by 2020 winning percentage, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan, and with the reduced 2020 regular season ending Sunday, that locked in the first-round picks. The Arizona Diamondbacks, who stumbled to the worst record in the NL West, will select sixth overall due to their 25-35 mark on the year. They pick behind the Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles.
The Detroit Tigers wander into the offseason wondering what to make of the shortened season — and just how long it will take to escape the rebuild.