- Jim Bowden, Baseball, Insider
The Detroit Tigers' first order of business this offseason will be to address their impending free agents. This includes their staff ace Max Scherzer, team MVP Victor Martinez, clubhouse leader Torii Hunter and setup man Joba Chamberlain. The Tigers would like to bring them all back, but it's highly unlikely to happen. Scherzer already has turned down a six-year, $144 million offer, and Martinez will be the most sought-after American League bat on the free-agent market.
Detroit must have special emphasis this offseason in rebuilding its bullpen to a championship level, a weakness that was exposed during the regular season and postseason.
Jim Bowden lays out the Detroit Tigers' offseason objectives, including bullpen and center field upgrades, and offers up some acquisition candidates.