It hasn't gone swimmingly for the Detroit Tigers in 2016, and Brad Ausmus' seat is getting hotter. That won't matter, as Lynn Henning of The Detroit News says Ausmus isn't the Tigers real problem. It's their aging roster.
Combine that roster, with a loss of three straight first round picks between 2010 and 2012, and two early round picks from this 2016 draft and the Tigers might have to make some moves at the deadline. And they have quite the haul. Victory Martinez, J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton all could be available.
More from around the American League Central:
- Danny Hayes was a 13th round pick for the White Sox, and his numbers are showing that Chicago could have found a deep sleeper and that he could help them this season.
- Paul Hoynes did a Q&A on Cleveland.com and answered how the Indians could demote center fielder Tyler Naquin.
- #MakeTwinsGreatAgain? As weird as it may sound, it wasn't that far from happening. Current Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump almost bought the Twins back in the 1980's.
- When the Royals signed Ian Kennedy this past winter, some questioned the move. Now, a month into the season, he is proving to be both durable and valuable to the defending champs.