They Re Grrrrrrreat Why The Tigers May Be For Real

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When you bet on baseball, the trick is to stay ahead of the curve. Since people are always going to bet on the Yankees and The Red Sox, it is difficult to get great value when you pick those teams. If you were fortunate enough to jump on the White Sox bandwagon early last year, you probably made some money. This year another team presents such an opportunity – The Detroit Tigers.

Now, it is easy to be skeptical. Wasn’t this team the worst in the league just a short time ago? Have they been close to competitive since that great team that got off to the 35-5 start in 1984? Well, they have had a few competitive years, but you get the point.

Here are some stats that you might have missed and may surprise you:

The Tigers have hit more homeruns than any team in the American League. Remember, their ballpark is not exactly considered a hitter’s park. Juan Gonzalez took a very bad gamble that someone else besides the Tigers would pay him $144 million because he had such a hard time hitting homeruns in Comerica Park.

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