Nation, Major League Baseball, and the MLBPA have finally come to an agreement, and not only are we going to have a season in 2022 but we are going to have a FULL 162-game MLB season in 2022!
This means we are going to get a chance to watch our Detroit Tigers take their next step (hopefully) toward winning a future World Series and some believe they could even make a run at a Wild Card spot in 2022.
On Friday, David Schoenfield, who is a Senior Writer for ESPN, put out an article titled, “Rankings and predictions for the top remaining MLB free agents,” and in the article, he suggested a couple of “wild ideas” that would land the Tigers with SS Carlos Correa and DH Kyle Schwarber.
Here is what Schoenfield has to say about the Tigers potentially adding both Correa and Schwarber.
Wild idea: The Tigers already splurged for free agents Javier Baez and Eduardo Rodriguez, but they remain well below the collective bargaining tax threshold and will also get Miguel Cabrera’s $32 million salary off the books after 2023. Baez would have to move to second base, but he might be fine with that to accommodate Correa — especially considering Baez has played over the diamond during his major league career.
Wild idea: I know Miguel Cabrera is still under contract for two more seasons. But Tigers DHs hit .192 with 11 home runs. Schwarber can still play some left field to let Miggy play a few times a week, but let’s add Schwarber and Correa to form this ridiculously fun lineup:
(Yes, adding both Correa and Schwarber easily fits in the budget.)
Nation, we have a couple of questions for you. 1) Do you think there is any chance that Tigers owner Chris Ilitch would approve these signings and 2) If he did, would they be wise moves to make?