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The Tigers Chances, Good but not Great

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As a fan of the Detroit Tigers, i know what the team is capable of. After watching 162 games of Great Baseball, i came to a realization.

The Tigers are the most inconsistent team in baseball.

They Started off great, the way they where supposed to. 9-3, there wins where often blowouts and there loses where close. They did pretty good in interleague play, but when the division games rolled along, the collapse begun. The Indians and the White sox where both considered major contenders after each of them took a lead in the division well into the season.

Then every once in awhile, a Tigers Hot Streak would make them relevent again then a 5 game losing streak would put them off the map.

Why though? Prince Fielder was for the first time in his career hitting over .300 and well on track for a 30 HR/100 RBI season. Miguel Cabrera was well on his way to a Triple Crown. The Tigers had lots of young talent and veterans alike. Great Prospects in Avasail Garcia, Quintin Berry, and Drew Smyly. They had players who had proven themselves over the past few years in Andy Dirks, Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer and Brennan Boesch. They had seasoned veterans in Delmon Young, Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello. They dealt their best prospect to the Marlins in exchange for two seasoned veterans in Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante.

What was the reason for this? A catcher by the name of Victor Martinez. He had injured himself working out in Spring Training. He tore his ACL and partiall tore his MCL. He would be out for the season. That is why the Tigers signed Prince Fielder. The Problem with this is that Victor Martinez is probablly the best game caller in the game since Ivan Rodriguez. And when he wasn`t behind the plate he could hit 30 bombs and have a .320 average.

Right now though the Tigers are hot. There 2 games up on the A`s and ready to make a run. There easily one of the Youngest teams in the league but there ready. If this year they can`t do it, then next year they will be dominant again. But this year is not to be looked at as a throw away. The Tiges problem is hitting for a average. If they could hit for a average, they would be the Showtime Lakers of the MLB.

This season is one to remember for the Tigers. The beginning of the Return to greatness that has long evaded the Tigers, a greatness that hasn`t been seen since Ty Cobb, argueably the Greatest Player ever to play the game, a greatness that will propel a new age of Tigers Baseball.

In my opinion the age is a long one, one with ups and downs, but with the Tigers showing there dominance and forming new rivalries with the White Sox and Indians. Rivalries that will ignite a new fanbase. And with many World Series Rings to come, whether one comes this year or next, the ascension to greatness has just begun.



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I hope you're right, because the Lions are back to being the Detroit Lions.

Yeah sadly.

Detroit teams should experiment with hiring actual Detroiters.

"Kill the umpire!" :v:

Well i owuldn`t be suprised to see something like that. I am surprised you don`t see the fans yell that more.

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I've got the Tigers over the Reds in the WS, and I'm a Yankees fan. :<

Well my original Thoughts where the Tigers over the Braves in 6, but then they got Eliminated*. I`m glad though the Yankees Fans finally realize that this is the last good year for Jeter and A-Rod. And A-Rod ain`t to great.

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Well my original Thoughts where the Tigers over the Braves in 6, but then they got Eliminated*. I`m glad though the Yankees Fans finally realize that this is the last good year for Jeter and A-Rod. And A-Rod ain`t to great.

Yeah. Don't put words in my mouth. I'm giving Tigers credit, not taking any away from the Yankees.

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I hope you're right with the Tigers. It'll give me something to root for since the Wings won't be playing this year and the Lions well they are back to being the same old lions us Detroiters have been use to watching. I love the Lions don't get me wrong but last year they all over achieved.

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TIGERS WIN!!!!!!!! TIGERS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-0 behind Justin Verlander`s CG, 4 hit performance which included 11 strikeouts.

The Tiger`s Will now face the winner of today`s Orioles Yankees Game 5.

Here is how i have it going. Orioles win in dramatic fashion to night, then the cards eliminate nationals.

Tigers beat the Orioles in 6 Games to advance to the World Series, then the Cardinals take out the Giants to advance to the world series.

Then in the World Series, Miguel Cabrera goes lights out averaging 3 hits a game, and the tigers take it in 6.

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I remember the last Tigers versus Cardinals World Series... 2006? Ironically, the year they beat the Tigers was also the one year St. Louis edged out Detroit for the coveted title of Most Dangerous City. We all knew Detroit had lost its touch when that report came out!

Although Detroit still can't take back #1 in 2012 (sister city Flint continues to elude its older sibling), Lewey falls back to #3, allowing Detroit to snag the 2 slot to cut the Cards short of their 2006 advantage.

(Of course this is relevant!)

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Tigers go up by two over the Yankees in the Series. Some would argue that because of the Blown call at second in the eigth the Yanks pushed but couldn`t do anything instead of relaxing. I blame it on the players not being clucth. EXAMPLES:Robby Cano 2 for 32 (0-26 in last 26 at bats) and the four main guys (A-Rod, Cano, Tex and the Grandy Man) are a combined 16 for a 112. The Yanks used to be the most clutch team in baseball. They are now at the bottom. Personally tommorow when CC and JV face off, the World will stop and watch. If the TIgers win, the series is essentially over and the Yanks might as well not come to play, but if the Yankees win, a win that at this point can only come if Jose Valverde (Whose nickname is Papa Grande wicth translates to Big Potato) comes in in the ninth with a 14 run lead.

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It should be interesting to see. Hughes is usually pretty good against Detroit, and Verlander is usually closer to above average against the Yanks. If even two of the big hitters can break slumps (Cano and Swisher?), the Yanks could still do it. A win tomorrow, followed by a start with CC puts them in position to come right back. But, I have serious doubts. It's simply amazing how five of the Yankees biggest bats have just gone absolutely cold. Not even hitting into bad luck; completely missing 88 MPH fastballs up in the zone.

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It should be interesting to see. Hughes is usually pretty good against Detroit, and Verlander is usually closer to above average against the Yanks. If even two of the big hitters can break slumps (Cano and Swisher?), the Yanks could still do it. A win tomorrow, followed by a start with CC puts them in position to come right back. But, I have serious doubts. It's simply amazing how five of the Yankees biggest bats have just gone absolutely cold. Not even hitting into bad luck; completely missing 88 MPH fastballs up in the zone.

Well A-Rod can`t hit a Righty no matter what. I think if two are going to break out, it will be Swisher and Tex. Cano just looks awful.(To me he looked excactly like Barry Bonds for the last about month, just saying.) and now he looks like well A-Rod.

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Meh, I wouldn't buy too much into the "can't hit a righty no matter what" thing. He's still one of the best hitters of all time, which means he's capable of finding it. And Cano seems to be caving to pressure. When he's right, he pounds fastballs to left, and pulls breaking balls to right. Now he's pulling everything. Maybe the day off will help.

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Meh, I wouldn't buy too much into the "can't hit a righty no matter what" thing. He's still one of the best hitters of all time, which means he's capable of finding it. And Cano seems to be caving to pressure. When he's right, he pounds fastballs to left, and pulls breaking balls to right. Now he's pulling everything. Maybe the day off will help.

Yeah he`s one of the best players of all time WHO USED STERIODS ONCE. The Writers will never put him in the Hall of Fame. If Clemens can`t get in or if Mike Piazza can`t get in, A-Rod for sure ain`t getting in.

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He was one of the best before the roids, too. He can make contact with the ball; steroids didn't help him do that.

Sure you can argue his numbers didn`t drop off after he started using roids, but for all we know he had been using steroids his whole career. Think, would Baseball really want there best player who is the face of the game to test positive for steroids?

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I don't think you understood what I just said.

The Problem is yes Roids did help him make contact with the ball. BOnds Average went up. Melky Cabreara`s Average Went up. A-Rod though managed to find his absolute sieling when using roids and i think if he wouldn`t have, he could still be a player similar to Miguel Cabrera.

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I'm saying he can still put the ball in play. He did it all year long, and has since he dropped the roids. He's lost some bat speed, yeah, but he should still be seeing the ball. Roids didn't affect that. His head is and always has been his own worst enemy.

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I'm saying he can still put the ball in play. He did it all year long, and has since he dropped the roids. He's lost some bat speed, yeah, but he should still be seeing the ball. Roids didn't affect that. His head is and always has been his own worst enemy.

See i see A-Rod in a Marlins Uniform next year. Sources close to ESPN say that there where JOKe discussions between Marlins Owner Jefferey Loria and Yankees GM Brian Cashman but might escalate into legit conversations. I see the Yankees bidding on another ridiculuos contract with Josh hamilton and ending up in the same place they are right now.

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