By Jeff Moss
October 18, 2016
Nothing that was announced at Comerica Park this afternoon should come as a surprise to anyone who has spent any amount of time reading this website. We’ve been reporting for years that the moment Chris Ilitch assumes control of the Detroit Tigers after his father Mike Ilitch’s death the organization’s budget will be significantly reduced.
This information — while not earth-shattering — was based on interviews with Ilitch family members and Olympia Entertainment moles. The first glimpse we had of Chris’s meddling was back in December of 2013 when a very ill Mr. I was incapacitated and Chris ordereda budget reduction before the Tigers could sign closer Joe Nathan.