Rajai Davis, 33, is close to a two-year deal with Detroit, and is expected to play left field for the majority of the time. Davis stole 45 bases for Toronto last season, while Detroit stole 35 as a team. As an outfielder, Davis is above average with his speed, but does not have a notable arm. Still, an outfield with Davis, Austin Jackson, and Torii Hunter can prove to be one of the better defensive outfields in the American League.
The addition of Davis and Ian Kinsler, Jose Iglesias midseason, and the cut of Prince Fielder, has proved to give the Tigers significantly more speed to the lineup, and should have the team see a large boost in steals, sac bunts, and other small ball that has not been present in the Tigers lineup for years. Though the loss of Fielder will lower the team’s overall power, the addition of speed can more than make up for that, putting players in scoring position with ease.
Anonymous asked: Should Tiger fans be worried about Detroit's 6-5 start?
Not really. There’s still 90% of the season left to go through, so there’s no reason to be worried. However, the Tigers bats have cooled off considerably, and overall have scored just under four runs a game on average. Yikes. Even with the dynamite rotation, that’s not going to cut it. If the offense can’t come around, then it would be a justified reason to panic, but with such a talented lineup it’s unlikely they’ll continue to under perform.
Tarp is coming off the field
First pitch for the Tigers will be at 1:15.