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McCosky: Avila knows fans don't want to hear this, but for Tigers, patience is a virtue right now

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Bob Wojnowski and Chris McCosky review the Tigers' 114-loss season and project the starting lineup for the 2020 season. The Detroit News

San Diego — These are not fun days for Tigers’ general manager Al Avila. It’s almost like he’s being pulled apart.

Tugging him one way is the fan base, the media, even a couple of his top aides (namely manager Ron Gardenhire and special assistant Jim Leyland) who want him to jump into the free agent/trade market and upgrade the talent around the diamond.