The Detroit Tigers GM has finally made the announcement he was leaving his post.
“Today was a bittersweet day for me,” he said.
“I wanted to be here and I wanted to keep the Tigers a successful organization, but the reality of the situation has been too much for me to handle alone.”
It wasn’t just his family that needed time away from the game.
It was his friends and family.
“It’s been difficult to see the Tigers in the past four years,” he continued.
“We’ve been through a lot of highs and lows.
We’ve lost a lot.
We’re going through a rebuilding process, and we’re going to have to rebuild some things that have gone wrong and do a better job of what we did.
I think we’ll be better than we were in 2018.
I also believe we have a great team.”
And the Tigers will be better.
“The Tigers have been among the top-10 teams in baseball for the last two years,” Davidson said.
So what will the Tigers do?
“It will take time, and that’s why we’ve invested in the players, and I think they will be even better,” he added.
“They have the ability to play in the postseason.
They have the tools, they have the confidence, and they have a lot to build on.”
What’s next for the Tigers?
The Tigers have the best record in baseball.
Their playoff odds will rise.
The Tigers will get some help from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs in the NL West, who have a chance to beat the Tigers.
And the teams that have been around the Tigers most of the year will get a shot to make a push in the AL Central.
It’ll be exciting to see how the Tigers handle this.
But for now, it’s time to move on.
“This is not about me.
It’s about our club and our players and what we’ve done this season,” he concluded.
“And we’re still a very good team.
I’m very proud of the way we’ve played, and you’ll be too.”