For years, the Detroit Tigers were not afraid to throw around money like it was going out of style as they tried to bring a World Series title to the Motor City.
Though they came close to getting the job done on a couple of occasions, the Tigers fell flat when the lights were the brightest.
Fast forward to the present and rather than spending money and trying to win now, Tigers GM Al Avila is focused on the rebuild that’s on hand.
So, when will the Tigers be ready to make a splash in free agency like they have in the past?
Well, according to Avila, it will not be for a couple more seasons at the earliest. The Tigers GM anticipates the team will not begin spending until 2021 at the earliest.
Al Avila hopes that the Tigers can start spending at the earliest in 2021. He said Chris Ilitch is on board. Hopes by then the Tigers are like the White Sox or Phillies right now and they can proceed to more competitive baseball. He believes 2021 is the best case scenario.
— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) January 24, 2019
This of course means what will likely be a couple of long seasons down at Comerica Park.
But you know what they all say nowadays…
”Trust the process.”