You woke up today as general manager of the Detroit Tigers. Your team is 61-88, third place behind the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins in the American League Central.
***Assess your situation. Does this team have the young foundation in place to compete in the near future? How soon can you get back to .500 and beyond?
***State of the farm system: satisfactory or not? You’ve got some pitching on the way but what about impact bats?
***What is your opinion on Ron Gardenhire as a manager? Will he be the manager of your next strong team, or is he merely a transitional figure?