Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 4/5/12
Much like the gentlemen above, big things are expected for 2012 as the Tigers went out and signed the biggest (literally) free agent available this offseason.  With Prince Fielder joining Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, the Tigers have arguably the best threesome of any team in baseball.  With Opening Day upon us, it’s time for them to go out and prove that they indeed are the class of the American League Central and a legitimate World Series contender. Here is our quick player-by-player rundown with our expectations for this season. Starting rotation: Justin Verlander – The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner will be hard-pressed to duplicate his 2011.  With 262 innings pitched last year (a career high), here’s hoping that Leyland doesn’t over-utilize him, especially early in the season.  Bottom line: JV is a stud, a horse and the most important Tiger.  They don’t need a repeat of 2011, but they definitely need him healthy. Doug Fister – Fister is another guy who probably won...
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