Let's look ahead, for multiple reasons, to April 2021. As of now, that's opening day at Comerica Park -- the start, presumably, of a full season for the team that just closed a short one to be forgotten.
A 3-1 loss Sunday afternoon to the Royals in Kansas City leaves Detroit with a 23-35 record, last in their five-team American League Central Division.
Miguel Cabrera looks ahead to potentially better times in a taped response this weekend to beat writers' questions:
"We have to have a lot of patience because we have a lot of young talent. They are learning how to play in the big leagues.
"But I believe they can get better and hopefully next year we will be a better team and we will compete for the playoffs."
Asked about a replacement for Ron Gardenhire, who retired as manager Sept. 19, the star first baseman replies:
"I want to see a manager who gives confidence to us to go out and play baseball. I want to see a manager who pushes us to be our best."
Back in Detroit, the social media staff tweets a 2020 sendoff: