The Detroit Tigers are, by some, once again favored to win the American League Central division. Detroit is led by a deep veteran core, but given the impending free agency of David Price, Detroit’s window to win the World Series may be closing. That window shut a little more after Max Scherzer left Detroit for the Washington Nationals. A bigger burden will fall on Price and Justin Verlander, who fans are hoping can bounce back this season after a disastrous 2014 campaign. To date, Detroit is 6-11 in Grapefruit League play. The majority of Detroit’s hitters have struggled thus far, but outfielder Anthony Gose, who will be tasked with replacing Torii Hunter in right field, has 13 hits in 31 at-bats. In limited action, Verlander has struggled and has not found his velocity. Verlander has allowed four earned runs over nine innings while striking out just five hitters.
Detroit will play 13 home games during April. According to TicketIQ, tickets on the Tigers schedule in April have an average price of $63.02. Opening Day, which features an intriguing matchup against Minnesota Twins, on April 6th, features the highest ticket prices during April. The average price for Tigers Opening Day is $196.87 while the get-in price is $100. The next most expensive home game during April features a matchup against the New York Yankees on April 23rd. The average ticket price for this matchup is $79.52 while the get-in price is $13. The least expensive home game during April features a matchup against Minnesota on April 9th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $33 while the get-in price is $4.
Detroit has one of the best rosters in baseball. Detroit’s lineup is loaded with talented hitters while top-tier talents encompass Detroit’s starting rotation. Detroit has numerous impending free agents, so the pressure is on to win a World Series championship.