Injury-Ravaged Tigers Lineup Resembling Infamous ’03 Tigers

Last week the Detroit Tigers trotted out a lineup that was so unimpressive, it resembled the infamous 2003 Detroit Tigers. You know the team that set an American League record for losses in a season, and finished just one win ahead of the 1962 New York Mets, the most abominable in MLB history. So here’s the lineup from that day, juxtaposed against the lineup from that day seven years ago.

You tell me who would win.

By H. Jose Bosch

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2011 Looking like CRITICAL year for Detroit Tigers GM


I’m not sure what the Detroit Tigers did to piss off the gods of debilitating injuries, but it’s too late to sacrifice a live chicken on the mound at this point. So Detroit needs MacGyver if it wants any chance of staying in the hunt until Brandon Inge, Magglio Ordonez and Carolos Guillen come back.

But let’s be honest. Starting a paper clip, some duct tape and a box of bubble gum in the infield (yes, that’s about how talented the Tigers infield is right now, even with the addition of Jhonny Peralta) won’t lead to a division championship, even in a division that teams desperately try not to win every year.

So at this point what are the Tigers supposed to do?

Well, nothing. They can’t do anything.

They have too many key injuries and not enough depth in the farm system to either A.) Replace the injured with competent ball players or B.) Trade for competent ball players to fill in for the injured.

By H. Jose Bosch

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