All things considered, the Detroit Tigers had a successful season. Many sporting news outlets and magazines had predicted the Tigers to finish second or worse in the American League Central division prior to the 2011 MLB season.
The Tigers did a heck of a lot more than finishing second. They not only won the AL Central, but they went all the way to within two games of the World Series. I wouldn't consider being one of the final four remaining MLB teams a failure.
Knowing this, the Tigers' weaknesses were exploited during the American League Championship Series against Texas. A dismal bullpen, along with speed and defensive problems arose during their playoff run.
Many questions linger for the Tigers and general manager Dave Dombrowski this upcoming winter and off-season. Solid relief pitchers are needed. A stronger, more solidified starting rotation will help as well. Solid second and third basemen are also going to be a huge need for this organization if they want to take that leap further into the postseason next season.
Finally, the main problem that has really haunted the Tigers the past few years is speed. This team has had a lack of speed for some time now, which is essential to a long playoff run, as there is a widespread use of "small ball" baseball in the playoffs.
The following 10 players are players whom I believe that Dave Dombrowski should seriously consider, considering this city of Detroit is hungry for a World Series championship.