With the Detroit Tigers’ 2014 season over and the offseason just around the corner, the Tigers are naturally in preparation mode—preparation mode in the sense that the team is getting ready for an offseason of change.
Numerous areas of the roster (the bench, the bullpen, center field and the fifth spot in the starting rotation) could be improved in a number of different ways (promotion of internal candidates, trades or free agency).
In the end, the additions made in the 2013-14 offseason weren't good enough to propel the Tigers to a World Series title. Still, those additions greatly improved the team in areas where struggling was commonplace.
With the 2014-15 offseason about to begin, here’s a look back at the top five players Detroit acquired before Opening Day 2014.
All stats courtesy of http://www.baseball-reference.com/ unless otherwise noted.