The Tigers made history last year. The kind of history that isn’t exactly headline worthy.

Somewhat akin to the Buffalo Bills in the 1990s, Detroit became the sixth baseball team to make three straight League Championship Series appearances without winning a ring during that time.

A few weeks later, the World Series is over, Jim Leyland has stepped down and the Tigers now find themselves with the undeniable need to get better.

After the bullpen debacle in Boston, which is still traumatizing to think about, the main focus of the offseason should be on improving the bullpen. After that, the team should be looking into potential holes at second base, in left field and on the bench.

Here are five ideas to improve the team.

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