Found November 27, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Alex Avila
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
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Much has been made of the Detroit Tigers adding Torii Hunter to the roster and how much that will improve the offense and defense of a team that was so frustratingly close to winning it all last year. Indeed, Hunter will provide a huge piece to the Tigers’ puzzle, but he doesn’t cure all of the ills. Most people with an opinion have the Tigers’ 2013 Opening Day lineup looking something like this: Austin Jackson – CF Torii Hunter – RF Miguel Cabrera – 3B Prince Fielder – 1B Victor Martinez – DH Andy Dirks – LF Jhonny Peralta – SS Alex Avila – C Omar Infante – 2B Assuming Jackson and Dirks can put up repeat performances from a season ago that top 6 will be as fearsome as any other team. As confidently as Jim Leyland can pencil in that top 6 though, slots 7 and 8 raise a lot of questions. Alex Avila needs to do more of this in 2013 I covered the Jhonny Peralta/Stephen Drew issue in this article. Here, we will discuss the major concerns that come with the catching position. Rewind one ye
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  • With 2 righties batting 1 & 2, It would be smart to switch Miggy and Prince in the 3 & 4 slots to take advantage of the righty/lefty match-up.
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