Brandon Inge knows the pain. He was a second-year player on the Detroit Tigers in 2002 when the team went 55-106, and he was there for the franchise-worst 43-119 record the following year.
He can empathize with the current Tigers, who are spiraling at 32-75 and threatening the 2003 mark.
“I know it doesn’t seem like it right now, but they’re just buying time until they make a push,” Inge said. “I have faith in it. I know the plan. I know what they’re going to do and you just have to ride out those years sometimes.”