DETROIT Who is being over-looked as the Tigers head into spring training?
There could be a player nobody is thinking about right now who will make an impact. And there are players who have been pushed to the side who will step up as the Tigers attempt to reach the World Series in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1934 and 1935.
Nobody outside of the clubs front office knew Quintin Berry existed at this time last year. Yet, as a 27-year-old rookie, he sparked a team that was lethargic before he burst onto the scene. He cooled off to finish at .258, but scored 44 runs in what amounted to a half season as a regular and led the team with 21 steals while never getting thrown out.
The only job open on this seasons team is left field, where Berry will compete with Andy Dirks and Brennan Boesch. But injuries occur, creating openings.
Still, it will be hard for somebody to come out of the blue to meet those opportunities. If an outfielder goes down, top prospects Nick Castell...