Team 86: The 2008 Tigers

Posted: 22nd November 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Year: 2008 Record: 74-88 Win %: .457 Win % Change: -86 Run Differential: -36 Pythagorean Record: 78-84 AL Finish: 12th of 14 Manager: Jim Leyland Best Transaction: Trading for Miguel Cabrera.á Jury is probably still out on this one a bit, but Cabrera sure is good.á The Tigers gave up six prospects to bring Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit.á You have to wonder: If this reverse trade were offered to the Tigers RIGHT NOW, would they take it?á With the Tigers looking to unload contracts, would they give up these two big ones for six prospects?á LetÆs focus on facts. Cabrera, while very pricey, has hit 71 homers in two years with Detroit, including a .300-plus average and back-to-back seasons of at least 100 RBI. Worst Transaction: Trading Jair Jurrjens and Gorkys Hernandez for Ed ...

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