Detroit Tigers Schedule Becomes More Favorable

The Detroit Tigers start to the season has been very average. The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals have been the toast of the division, but that is obviously nothing more than fool’s gold.

The former would also lead the East and the West in the American League. Tell me that is going to last!

The best case scenario is that the success of the Royals and Indians sells some tickets now for future dates on the false premise that those games will mean something to those teams in their respective cities. At least the Tigers aren’t performing the way that the Twins and White Sox are.

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Detroit Tigers: what a difference a week makes

I think Leyland has a point this time, Mr. Joyce

Outfielder Brennan Boesch has been a ray of light for the Detroit Tigers. His consistency and high batting average have been constants for the Tigers throughout this season. The starting pitching struggled mightily during the first week, but that has also rebounded during the second. Miguel Cabrera’s numbers will be there at the end of the year and with no club ion a scorching pace thus far in the American League Central Division, all of this adds up favorably for Mo Town.

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Assessing the Detroit Tigers Performance out of the Gate

Much like the Minnesota Twins, the Detroit Tigers are not where they expected to be a little over one week into regular season play. They had the spotlight on them opening day against the Yankees-only to struggle.

Whether it’s April or not, it is totally unacceptable for this team to lose back to back series against the likes of the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals. These two clubs haven’t been relevant this millennium. The Texas Rangers are on the horizon and they look like the best team in the American League right now.

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2011 Looking like CRITICAL year for Detroit Tigers GM

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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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