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2014 Tigers Team Preview: Motor City Makeover

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.

2014 Detroit Tigers Team Preview

The Tigers put together another successful campaign in 2013, finishing 93-69 while winning the American League Central for the third consecutive year. Detroit advanced to the ALCS before being ousted by the eventual World Series champion Red Sox in what turned out to be manager Jim Leyland’s farewell season.

Once again, the Tigers were carried by their star-studded lineup (Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Victor Martinez) and hard-throwing starting pitchers (Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez). Despite battling injuries down the stretch, Cabrera did the impossible and one-upped his Triple Crown campaign of 2012 while earning his second consecutive AL MVP award. Scherzer took home the Cy Young award, as both he and Sanchez posted career-best numbers.

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