April 18, 2021

The Best and Worst Trade of the Decade for the Detroit Tigers (Baseball Essential)


The last decade has been a whirlwind of ups and downs for the Detroit Tigers. After just missing the playoffs in 2010, they went on to make the postseason in every season from 2011-14, including a World Series appearance in 2012 where they were swept by the San Francisco Giants. But, since 2015, Detroit has been one of the worst ballclubs in baseball.

Last season the Tigers lost an MLB-worst 114 games as they continue to fail at rebuilding their organization. However, with many young prospects in the minors, the hope is that Detroit can slowly turn around their fortunes and become a relevant team in the American League once again. A lot of their struggles in the last number of seasons boils down to awful moves that have been made by the front office. From aces Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander leaving Detroit in recent years, as well as crucial bats like Nicholas Castellanos and J.D. Martinez, the higher-ups have made a lot of bad decisions.

Over the next several weeks Baseball Essential will be doing a series on the best and worst trade every team in Major League Baseball has made over the last decade. Here is the best and worst trade the Detroit Tigers have made since…

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