3 players from the Tigers we’ll be relieved to see leave in 2024, and 2 we regret didn’t stay.

Tyler Nevin’s tenure with the Tigers stands out as a clear case. Nevin’s arrival was a questionable move from the start, as he was acquired for cash from Baltimore on New Year’s Eve 2022. He quickly found his way into the Tigers’ lineup, notably hitting a pinch-hit home run against his former team in April, a fleeting highlight in his Tigers’ career.

However, Nevin failed to prove himself as a consistent big league hitter. His tendency to hit ground balls excessively overshadowed his ability to draw walks. Despite his success in Triple-A, Nevin epitomized the AAAA player archetype.

Following a similar path to Maton, Nevin was designated for assignment and subsequently traded back to the Orioles for cash. His departure doesn’t leave much of a void, as his performance didn’t justify a place in the Tigers’ lineup, especially considering the influx of promising prospects.

While Nevin’s time in Detroit was brief, it was far from memorable for the right reasons. He now stands as a notable name on the Immaculate Grid, albeit for his underwhelming contributions.

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