|Welcome to the 21st of 30 "2008 Team Previews", where I'm - you guessed it! - offering up a little preview of the 2008 season for each of the teams. Nothing super fancy, (I'm not writing books here munecas), just a few notes on what major moves the teams made over the winter and a thought or two on their upcoming season. I'm running out of time since the season is underway, but I'll try to churn out these last few asap! I'm going in reverse order of 2007 standings, so next up is....Detroit Tigers
2007 Record: .543 (88-73), 2nd place in AL Central
2006 Record: .586 (95-67), AL Pennant
Who’s Out: Jason Johnson (P), Jair Jurrjens (P), Gorkys Hernandez (OF), Jose Capellan (P)
Who’s In: Dontrelle Willis (P), Edgar Renteria (SS), Denny Bautista (P), Miguel Cabrera (3B)
Notes: Offense = gold. I've got them pegged as having the fourth-best record of the season, mainly because of their bats. The lineup includes the likes of Cabrera, Sheff, Pudge, and Guillen, a veritable monster for opposing pitchers. Of course, their pitching is pretty solid too, further indication of another great year. See you in the playoffs...
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