Possible Playoff Opponent: Detroit Tigers

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Rob Abruzzese in MLB
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As the season comes closer to the end and the Yankees’ magic number is down to 12, it is time to start looking at possible playoff opponents. Let’s start with the Detroit Tigers, as they are currently the most likely to face the Yankees in the first round. That is as long as the Red Sox and not the Texas Rangers win the wild card and the Tigers and not the Twins win the AL Central division. But for the purposes of this article, let’s assume that because each team has at least a five game lead, that they will will win their respective races. Like I’ve already said, the Tigers are in first place in the AL Central, which is the worst division in the American League. Without one very strong team to take the division, the Tigers have managed to stay out in front of the ...

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