Originally Posted by doublem23
The IF defense thing looks pretty overrated now, considering a strength of the Sox was a strong IF defense and that got them a whole 3 wins less than Detroit.
Again, not saying the Tigers don't have their share of problems, but to say they're even with the Sox is crazy. We currently have holes at 2B, 3B, and C. We have major questions at 1B, our everyday DH, and arguably SS and CF, as well.
When it comes right down to it, the Tigers are better than the Sox because they have three superstars in their prime -- Cabrera, Verlander and Fielder.
The Tigers, much like the Sox, didn't have a lot of depth this past season. What they did have was three guys to carry them over the finish line those final two or three weeks of September.
I don't think Rick Hahn is going to be able to pull any superstar acquisitions out of his ass this offseason, but hopefully he can build a deeper roster than the one the Sox had in 2012. That would give us a chance to overcome Detroit next summer.