The Tigers are off to a frustratingly streaky start this season.
The players are for the most part reflecting the performance of the team. Hot, cold, hot, cold...which has led to a record that predictably hovers around .500.
They are consistently inconsistent.
The starters have done well; the bullpen has been terrible.
The middle of the lineup has been good; the top and bottom, not so much.
There's no reason to be alarmed. The season is still in its childhood and the Tigers are within an extended winning streak (or losing streak by Cleveland) of first place and they're talented enough to believe they're going to be there in the end.
While Jim Leyland has had a rough couple of weeks and has ridiculed the advice of the fans and the media, that's not going to stop me from giving my own coaching advice to the Wizard of Woodward.