Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 9/19/12
So you thought the Tigers were going to come into the 2012 season, sleep walk through the entire thing and end up winning the division by 10 or so games. Hey you’re not alone, prior to the beginning of the year many pundits from around the country picked the Tigers to without a doubt win the AL Central comfortably especially after the addition of Prince Fielder to a lineup that already consisted of Miguel Cabrera. So given all the firepower in the lineup and quality arms in the rotation it’s very surprising that the Tigers are sitting three games out of the division lead with a very short time left in the season right? Well not really… Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs.com highlights the Detroit Tigers’ season thus far and came to the conclusion that it’s the Chicago White Sox and not the Tigers that are the surprising team in the AL Central. In fact, Sullivan says given the statistics the Tigers aren’t having a bad season at all. Here’s how the Tigers rank in the American League in variou...
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