Detroit Tigers: Midseason Report Card

The Detroit Tigers have three of the top six hitters in the American League. Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta, and Victor Martinez all have batting averages between .310 and .320. This may seem low to hold those positions in the junior circuit, but offensive numbers have been down this season across both leagues. The surprising aspect to this analysis of the statistics is that none of these players is among the leaders in home runs or runs batted in.

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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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Cliff Lee a Must for Minnesota Twins

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In the last few weeks the Chicago White Sox have caught fire, the Detroit Tigers have continued their steady play to hang around the top of the AL Central, and one thing has become painfully clear for the team at the top of the division. [Read more…]