Detroit Tigers: Buyers or sellers? Justin Verlander’s future? MCB staff discusses

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Jul 4, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Servicemen line the infield before the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers are at the unofficial half-way point of their season with a record of 44-44, which puts them, of course, on track for an 81-81 season. If that happens, it would be their first non-winning season since finishing at that same mark of .500 in 2010.

When we last gathered together for a staff roundtable, many of us felt the Tigers may take a step back this season, yet we all felt the team could put it together for one major push with the current group.

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The first half could not have started off better. A 6-0 record with sweeps of two division rivals. A week later that mark was 10-2.

After that high water mark, the Detroit Tigers went a terrible 34-42 to end the first half. A long stretch with ice-cold bats, followed by the starting rotation imploding, and the bullpen being as awful as we thought has led us to this mediocrity. It has always been one thing or another for the Tigers during their slow cascade through the American League Central standing.

Some fans think this team can still catch lightning in a bottle and make the postseason. Some of the staffers in our roundtable also believe that, but most of us thinks this team should take advantage of a unique opportunity to retool on the fly, and even if this team makes the postseason, do they honestly have enough to win it all?

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