LAKELAND, Fla. When you follow a trip to the World Series in 2012 by adding Torii Hunter and getting Victor Martinez back for 2013, you remain the team to beat.
Those expectations were something Tigers manager Jim Leyland felt worthy of addressing Friday, when he met with his players to discuss training camp, rules and a little philosophy.
I love being a target, Leyland told reporters before meeting with the players in small groups. That means you have a good team. Other teams are going to get sick of reading about how good the Tigers are. I warn the players: Dont get wrapped up in it. You are either the hunted or the hunter, and were the hunted. We won the AL pennant last year.
How you handle it is important. Media clippings dont win anything. They aint crap.
The Sporting News ran a story this week quoting the odds from the LVH SuperBook in Las Vegas on favorites to win the World Series. The Angels, with the addition of Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke the top two free agents t...