Originally Posted by Chez
I agree that going into this season that Detroit is "the team to beat." I also thought that in October, the Lakers were the team to beat in the Western Conference. You gotta play the games, right?
Yeah but the Lakers had a ton of issues, including depth and attitudes. This is a Tigers team that severely underachieved, but meshed at the right time, pulling together to both make the playoffs and then get into the World Series. Now they took that team and added great players to their few deficiencies.
I don't know where the holes are. Some people say pen, but their pen is solid. They just lost their closer. They've got a great rookie ready. Suppose he falters...the Tiger's system is not bereft. This would be an issue for maybe two months. They'll be plenty of closers available, just as there are every year.