Originally Posted by DumpJerry
I know there are differences between the two teams, but one thing I keep thinking about is:
2003: Detroit Tigers 43-119.
2006: Detroit Tigers 95-67, AL pennant winners.
To be fair, didn't they spend a TON of money to get to that point? I know they had a few homegrown players, but they weren't necessarily rebuilding the way the Cubs are pushing that they are.