Well, pitchers and catchers report to their respective MLB camps around the eighteenth of this month. Of course, the Tigers will report to Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers have been going to Lakeland for many years. This will be manager Brad Ausmus's third year after taking over Jim Leyland. The Tigers have to be much better than last season.

The Tigers have added some new players. Like, Jordan Zimmermann, Cameron Maybin, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, KROD, and Juston Upton to just name a few. The Tigers manager Brad Ausmus will be under the microscope with his managerial duties. He played as a catcher in the majors for 18 years. But, never was a big league manager until hired by the Tigers.

I feel this year will be his cross road to continue as the Tigers manager. If they don’t play better and win their division, he could lose his job. The Tiger players seem to like Brad Ausmus and he played in Detroit too. Brad Ausmus is a Dartmouth graduate and a very bright guy. But, can he get the Tigers into the World Series?

This upcoming season could be do or die. I really believe with the new G.M. and many new faces the Tigers will be in the mix to win their division.

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