For the third weekend in a row, the Tigers won their three game series. Twice against Texas and now against Seattle, the Tigers seem to be mired in this “just below .500″ trend. They’re 9-10 this month, and site at 21-22 on the season. They also sit four games behing four different teams for the wild card spot. They’re also four games behind the division leading Twins and White Sox.
Playoffs you say? Isn’t that a bit optimistic? With this team, maybe. Dmitri Young’s recovery looks to be set back a little, and he’d be a big help. But what Dave Dombrowski could be thinking about is getting one more starting pitcher the rest of the way that could put us over the top. We know this team can hit, but outside of Maroth and Bonderman, I don’t have ton of confidence in their starters.
The other angle would be to stand pat, keep our prospects, and plan for the future. Most of this current team will remain intact next, so adding that last one or two pieces next year might be a better way to go.