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The Flying Tigers: Detroit’s Added Speed Pays Off

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Detroit Tigers are a much different team than they were this time last year; obviously they have a better record, but there are some fundamental differences between the two squads.

Notably gone are the heavy-hitters without much range, and in their place are smaller, faster players who emphasize defense over the long ball.

Last season, the Tigers were picked by almost every single baseball analyst to not only make the playoffs, but to win the World Series. They not only failed to make the World Series but failed to keep themselves out of last place in their division.

During the offseason, the philosophy behind the Tigers changed and evolved into something different, something that has been vacant from...

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