Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/10/13
Greatness. Sometimes you expect to see it and even when you do, it’s still amazing when something happens that reminds you of why greatness was expected all along. We’ll wax rhapsodic about a certain All-Star’s greatness in due course. But first… A match up happened on Tuesday between two teams that were on most short-lists for contending teams in the American League in 2013. The Detroit Tigers are, of course, the defending AL Champions and two-time defending AL Central Champions. The Toronto Blue Jays, meanwhile, completed an off-season of wild player accumulation where they stockpiled talent on top of the solid core already on hand from the power-laden group assembled in 2012. Game One in the series featured a confrontation on the hill between Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Brandon Morrow for the Jays. Both clubs are off to rather ordinary starts as Toronto was 2-4 while the Tigers had managed to level their record at 3-3 by winning their first home series against the Yankees o...
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