I believe a Letter to the Owner is an appropriate exercise towards the end of every baseball season. But with all the speculation about who is actually running the Tigers and who might be running the team at the end of 2017, who knows who I will be writing to and about what.
Take a look at my Letter to Mike in September, and then decide what will be the hot topic next season. To whom will I write? And will it be about the same tired story?
By: Kurt Snyder
Dear Mr. Ilitch,
I can’t imagine how you must be feeling as another Tiger season threatens to end once again, with disappointment; another season that may end without even a playoff appearance.
All over the league teams are fighting tooth and nail to qualify for the elusive Wild Card spots. Teams like Seattle and even the Yankees have gotten on rolls in September. Sure, they may run out of gas and not qualify, but these teams have shown a lot of character, a lot of spunk and desire, in an attempt to snatch one of those spots.
The Yankees, who sold the farm to build a farm, have surprised just about everyone with their improved play and contention for a Wild Card. But your Tigers, they are just meekly fading away.
Sure, there have been great individual performances, mostly by Justin Verlander, who has given you a…
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