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  1. Houston Astros' Jose Altuve has a real zest for the game

    Jerry Crasnick

    While the Astros continue to be miles away from being a contender, their best and most uplifting story is a tiny second baseman who has a flair for collecting hits.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  2. New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers among contenders with big hol...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh looks at six contenders that still have major holes to fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  3. MLB - Gauging homegrown talent of Yankees, Tigers, Rays and Range...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein takes a look at the AL playoff teams -- New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays -- and ranks them based on the amount of homegrown talent on each squad.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  4. Angels-Tigers Preview

    Angels-Tigers Preview

    Preview | July 30, 2011
  5. MLB - Carlos Beltran could end up with the San Francisco Giants, ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down all the possible trade destinations for Carlos Beltran, and explains why some work better than others. As it stands now, the Texas Rangers seem like the ideal landing spot for the All-Star.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  6. The Dog Days of August -- Will the Detroit Tigers survive and be ...

    Do the Detroit Tigers have what it takes to survive the dog days of August and be playoff contenders? ESPN.com examines their chances.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2010
  7. Midseason 'All-Offensive Laggard' squad

    Jerry Crasnick

    There are several hitters on contenders who've failed to produce to expectations and must pick up the pace in order to help their teams make the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  8. Tigers hope to not follow similar road taken by Indians

    Phil Rogers

    The Indians and Tigers were expected to be playoff contenders this season. And while Cleveland has essentially given up on its season, Detroit clings to hope.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2008
  9. Tigers-Red Sox Preview

    Tigers-Red Sox Preview

    Preview | April 07, 2008
  10. Brewers-Tigers Preview

    Brewers-Tigers Preview

    Preview | June 11, 2007
  11. AL Central looking like a battle royale

    Jerry Crasnick

    With the Tigers, Indians, White Sox and Twins looking like contenders, the AL Central is shaping up to be baseball's toughest and deepest division.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2007
  12. Tigers win seventh straight, rough up Westbrook, Tribe

    Curtis Granderson drove in a career-high five runs and the Tigers won their seventh straight game, beating the Indians 8-3.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 26, 2006
  13. Ninth-inning rally lifts Twins over red-hot Tigers

    Luis Castillo slapped a single past a drawn-in Detroit infield, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-6 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 06, 2006
  14. High hopes for some, misery for others

    Steve Phillips

    Among the current non-contenders, the Blue Jays have the most hope for the 2006 season.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2005