In the midst of yet another disappointing season, the Detroit Tigers finally fired vice president and general manager Al Avila on Wednesday. Avila had been with the organization for more than 20 years, and had been the general manager since 2015. In those seven years, Detroit had one winning season and never made the playoffs. Frankly, he should have been fired long ago.

The Tigers are arguably MLB's biggest disappointment this season. With the signings of Javy Baez and Eduardo Rodriguez, a good group of young starting pitchers, plus the debuts of top prospects Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene, Detroit was expected to compete this season. Instead, the Tigers are 43-69 and occupy the basement of the AL Central. Meanwhile, Torkelson has been demoted to the minors after major struggles, fellow former No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize underwent Tommy John surgery and Baez has a woeful .631 OPS in 97 games.

Avila hasn't been a favorite of Tigers fans for a while. He's the same general manager who traded away stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez in 2017. Both players have continued to play at an All-Star level over the past five seasons, while one of the six players the Tigers received for them did anything noteworthy for the franchise.