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Detroit Tigers: 10 reasons to be excited for the season

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7: A general view of Comerica Park during the tribute to former owner Michael Ilitch during the opening day celebrations prior to that start of the game against the Boston Red Sox game on April 7, 2017 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7: A general view of Comerica Park during the tribute to former owner Michael Ilitch during the opening day celebrations prior to that start of the game against the Boston Red Sox game on April 7, 2017 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – JULY 4: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers flies out against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on July 4, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Cabrera was replaced at first base by Andrew Romine. The Tigers defeated the Giants 5-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Miguel Cabrera

Miggy certainly isn’t the same player he was when he won the Triple Crown in 2012. However, Cabrera was once the most-feared hitter since early 2000’s Barry Bonds and is still good for a couple big hits and tape-measure home runs when healthy.

Jason Beck noted earlier in the week that Cabrera seems to be healthy, and ready to put a tough 2017 behind him. A healthy Cabrera could go a long way towards making the Tigers offense much more dangerous this year. Seeing if Cabrera can bounce back will be an interesting watch.

Michael Fulmer

I am admittedly a sucker for pitching and defense. Fulmer is the best the Detroit Tigers currently have in the former category, and when he’s on his game, he’s a delight to watch.

An All-Star last year, Fulmer was slowed by injuries in the second half. The second-year righty went on the disabled list for a few weeks in August, came back briefly, and then missed the final month.

When outings like this are a possibility, it’s easy to get excited to watch Fulmer take the hill every fifth day. It’s also possible the 24-year old is next to go in Detroit’s rebuild. If that is the case, fans better enjoy his starts while they can.

Jose Iglesias

Iglesias is a highlight waiting to happen. The 28-year old Cuban has ridiculous range and a rifle for a right arm. Watching him over the years, it’s unreal how easy he makes the difficult plays look.

It’s hard not be amazed when taking a look at the many highlight reels he’s put together since coming to the Motor City.

Iglesias is another who could be nearing the end of his days in the Old English D.

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