Gregg, as much as I hate to say it - you were right. Even with the win today, the Tigers were officially eliminated from the Central race. The Tigers just did not have the horse power. IMHO, the injuries to Maggs and Inge doomed the Tigers. Coupled with the skinny pitching staff, the team just could not mount a charge.
What should our fantasy team look like for next year. Inge, Peralta, Sizemore and Cabrera in the infield. Boesch and Jackson in the outfield along with a free agent bat in left. Rayburn and Damon as DH. Avila has come on strong, but I still think we need more of a bat at catcher. Velander, Scherzer and Porcello begin the rotation. I would fill it out with one of the Double A phenoms (Oliver or Turner) and a back of rotation FA. Perry, Zumaya, Seay, Valverde, Coke and Thomas for relief. I don't care about the last two spots in the bullpen. Rhymes and Worth as the remaining infielders.
I would also keep Dumbrowski and Leyland. DD has made a couple of horrible moves (Willis, Robertson - okay more than a few), but I think he has also more winners than losers. Jackson for Granderson, Scherzer for E. Jackson. Many of the prospects he gave up (Miller, Joyce, Jurjeins, Maybin) haven't lived up to their potential. Maybe he does get it.
I just like Leyland. Nuff said. When does spring training start up?