Even the best teams have flaws, and the Detroit Tigers have a few.
One that sticks out is the leadoff spot, where the Tigers have used Austin Jackson for most of the season and where his .337 on-base percentage and eight stolen bases were simply not good enough.
While it didn’t bite the Tigers during the regular season, it did in the postseason. Jackson was dropped to No. 8 in the order and Torii Hunter was elevated to leadoff. We know that at 38, Hunter probably isn’t the ideal leadoff man.
How do the Tigers solve this problem going forward? You may be able to add free agent Jacoby Ellsbury to the list of potential leadoff hitters the Tigers could bid on. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.