Lakeland, Fla. — On behalf of those who agree on some simple truths during the past month, this has not been a memorable Tigers spring camp, this 2017 gathering beneath the sun and blue skies of central Florida.
The team’s main issue was obvious even before Tigertown opened for official business. The 2017 roster is a re-inflated version of last year’s low-altitude balloon that missed October’s playoffs. People seem to have concluded, to varying extents, they’ve seen this Tigers flick before.
Making matters more complicated, and even less entertaining, many of the Tigers stars (Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, etc.