Fans of the Detroit Tigers don’t need more reasons to feel hopeless about the direction of the franchise, but the performance of one former player is pouring salt in the wounds.
The Tigers became the first team to 100 losses in 2019 over the weekend, falling 3.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the worst record in Major League Baseball.
Fans have probably gotten used to the fact that Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer are two of the top five pitchers in all of baseball. They might even be over the fact that J.D. Martinez has hit 107 home runs since leaving the team midway through 2017.
But one transaction that was indefensible from the very start — trading prospect Eugenio Suarez to the Cincinnati Reds for Alfredo Simon — has joined the growing pile of regret.