Heading into the 2022 season, the Detroit Tigers were picked by many to eclipse the .500 mark for the first time in what seems like forever.
Unfortunately, the Tigers have gotten off to a horrendous 9-21 start to the season as scoring runs has been a major challenge through their first 30 games of the season.
As the losses continue to pile up, many fans have started to pile on GM Al Avila.
On Wednesday, Avila spoke at the Detroit Economic Club and addressed the Tigers' terrible start to the season.
“We've gotta get out of this hole we're in, and I know we will,” Avila said. “And then the future will be bright.”
#Tigers GM Al Avila speaking to the Detroit Economic Club: "We've gotta get out of this hole we're in, and I know we will. And then the future will be bright."
— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) May 11, 2022
In order to finish .500 on the season, the Tigers would have to go 72-60 over the remainder of the season.
It is possible the Tigers pull that off, but if that is their goal, they cannot afford to dig their hole much deeper than it already is.
Here's a look at our #econclub podium for the first panel featuring @tigers voice and HOF pitcher Jack Morris, Manager A.J. Hinch, GM Al Avila and announcer @ShepMatt pic.twitter.com/S2hPg6umDG
— Detroit Economic Club (@deteconomicclub) May 11, 2022
FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 5/11/22
This is a smaller mid-week main slate at seven games, but it isn't lacking some high-end hurlers, led by a certain Los Angeles Angels superstar. Heck, we even have an implied total hovering around five runs to consider for stacks tonight!
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Let's check out the top options on today's main slate.
Shohei Ohtani ($10,800): Ohtani continues to shine as a dual-threat, and it's his pitching doing much of the talking. The Japanese import owns a shiny 1.82 SIERA, 38.0% strikeout rate, and 17.5% swinging-strike rate over five starts, and his upside has been on full display, with not one but two 64-point FanDuel performances.