The Detroit Tigers had a relatively quiet week following the big trades at the close of the Winter Meetings last Friday.
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The talented writers of Motor City Bengals were able to spread our wings and get creative this week with the lack of news and also digest and analyze the future of the club after the moves from last week.
Below in the following slideshow we present the “Best of” from MCB for this past week just in case you missed anything.
Happy Saturday and happy reading.
First up, one of our newest writers, Zane Stalberg looked at the emerging rivals within the AL Central and what that means for the Detroit Tigers. Though everyone has seemingly gotten better in the division, Zane feels the Tigers shouldn’t fear them. At least not yet.
"The Detroit Tigers have reigned supreme in the AL Central for four consecutive years, which represents one of the most successful periods in the long history of the franchise. But, after the Tigers were treated to a rude awakening at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2014 playoffs, there is widespread unrest in Motown. The 2015 offseason has been dominated by a plea for bullpen help and an ongoing conversation in regards to how long this team’s window for a championship remains open. However, despite several high-profile moves by the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, the Tigers should still be considered the cream of the crop in the AL Central. In the wake of a busy night on the South Side of Chicago, which netted the White Sox both Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson, the tension in Detroit began to reach an apex. Many in baseball have already crowned the White Sox as the successor to the AL Central throne, and even more around the league acknowledge that the Indians, including newly acquired Tiger killer Brandon Moss, will pose a threat as well. But the time for panic isn’t now. Next year is shrouded in intrigue, with the impending free agency of not only David Price, but Yoenis Cespedes, and Alfredo Simon as well. At the end of 2015-16, however, the path to the AL Central crown will still run through Comerica Park. READ MORE"