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Fenway
09-17-2011, 11:25 AM
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This is a team that could may some noise in the playoffs as they are playing as well as anybody in MLB right now and they could wind up with the best record in the AL.

http://www.freep.com/article/20110917/COL08/109170465/Drew-Sharp-Division-title-allows-Tigers-reflect-past?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

downstairs
09-17-2011, 11:42 AM
Good for them. I have a ton of friends from or still in Detroit. And I like Jim Leyland. I'd rather see them than the Twinkies or Jndians any year.

DSpivack
09-17-2011, 12:27 PM
That leaves the Royals as the only team that has yet to win the AL Central (I'm not counting the Brewers).

#1swisher
09-17-2011, 12:37 PM
They are playing well.

WhiteSox5187
09-17-2011, 12:42 PM
I like Leyland and I like David Dombrowski a lot so I am glad to see them win the division. Adding Doug Fister to that rotation has played a big part in Detroit's second half surge.

DirtySox
09-17-2011, 01:01 PM
Grats Tigers. They have been a blast to watch this year. I'll be pulling for them over many other teams in the playoffs.

asindc
09-17-2011, 01:38 PM
I like Leyland and I like David Dombrowski a lot so I am glad to see them win the division. Adding Doug Fister to that rotation has played a big part in Detroit's second half surge.

That, and Wilson Betemit and Delmon Young have temporarily forgotten that they are Wilson Betemit and Delmon Young.

Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers. As Downstairs posted above, better them than Minny or Cleveland.

Soxman219
09-17-2011, 02:34 PM
Rep the AL Central well, Tigers

Red Barchetta
09-17-2011, 02:53 PM
That leaves the Royals as the only team that has yet to win the AL Central (I'm not counting the Brewers).

Speaking of Brewers, I wouldn't mind seeing a Detroit-Milwaukee World Series! :cool:

Frater Perdurabo
09-17-2011, 03:08 PM
Congrats Tigers. You earned it by beating the crap out of the Sox. Consistently and repeatedly.

CLUBHOUSE KID
09-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Speaking of Brewers, I wouldn't mind seeing a Detroit-Milwaukee World Series! :cool:

Same. That or a Yankees/D-Backs World Series (2001/2011)

Soxman219
09-17-2011, 07:56 PM
Speaking of Brewers, I wouldn't mind seeing a Detroit-Milwaukee World Series! :cool:

ESPN and FOX would, so I wouldn't mind seeing that either.

Midwest pride!

WSox597
09-18-2011, 04:02 PM
Speaking of Brewers, I wouldn't mind seeing a Detroit-Milwaukee World Series! :cool:

I'd LOVE to see that! Anybody but the east coast teams again.

I don't mind the Tigers, they are playing very well and deserve to win the division. Leyland is an excellent manager, and the Tigers have some very good players.

I can't really work up a dislike for them, unlike the Twins, Red Sox or Yankees.

ShooterMcGavin
09-18-2011, 04:14 PM
Congrats to the Tigers. They are clearly the AL Central's best team this year. Verlander has had one hell of a season.

tstrike2000
09-18-2011, 04:20 PM
Good for them, they deserved it. That is how I thought the Sox would play this year instead of playing like a kid who got beat up and got his lunch money stolen.

TommyJohn
09-18-2011, 09:32 PM
Cool. I will be rooting for Detroit. I hope they don't screw it up and choke like their 2006 and 2009 brethren. If they get dropped in the first round, then I will switch to the Yankees. The Twins won't be anywhere to be found, thank goodness.

In other news, the Twins have demanded that MLB flip the standings so that they can be in first place. "If our 91 losses were wins, we would be in first place. It's so unfair" said Joe Nathan.

GoSox2K3
09-21-2011, 12:39 PM
Congratulations to the Tigers. They did what it took to get to the top - good for them.

They had the money and minor league talent to get Miguel Cabrera (including taking on Dontrelle Willis's contract) when the White Sox apparently didn't have enough talent and/or weren't willing or able to spend the big bucks.

The Tigers also were successful in landing Victor Martinez while we were left with giving a huge contract to a .250 career hitter who strikes out prolifically and gave hints of his offensive downturn during the 2nd half of last season.

These are the kind of things teams do to become pennant contenders. This is differs with the Sox philosophy of spending near the bottom of the league for the farm system and then trying to compete in a "weak" division with reclamation projects and "under the radar" acquisitions. Under the radar trades like the one for Quentin or Danks are great, but they'll only get you so far.

So, I say "well done" to the Tigers. I hope they go far in the playoffs. I'm not going to root against them just because they do more to win than our team does.

kittle42
09-21-2011, 01:17 PM
But I thought they were guaranteed to implode and fade away...