The Detroit Tigers All-Decade List

Bobby Higginson.jpgHave you seen the Detroit Tigers All-Decade
team? A panel of
judges compiled the list that ranks the top Tigers
players, in their respective positions, throughout the past decade.

The
list is interesting because of who is on it and who is not
on it.

Although
baseball existed in Detroit prior to 2006, you wouldn’t be able to tell
that from looking at this list. Most of the players are from the 2006
team.

Sure,
the Tigers didn’t give us the best of years before then, but should
players like Tony Clark and Robert Fick be excluded fro
m it?

By the way,
Bobby Higginson did make the list. He is one of only three
players on it that were not on the ’06 team.

Don’t
get me wrong. Ask anyone and they will tell you that the 2006 Tigers
were my favorite team of players. They had determination, and always
displayed a come-from-behind attitude. When their season began, we only
hoped that they might reach .500 — never expecting they might reach the
World Series. So, it is
nice to see many of those names on it.

But if
you are going to compile a list spanning ten years, shouldn’t that list
have more diversity?

From the Detroit Tigers website:

DETROIT TIGERS ALL-DECADE TEAM

  •  
    C     IVAN RODRIGUEZ
  • 1B  
    MIGUEL CABRERA
  • 2B 
    PLACIDO POLANCO
  • 3B 
    BRANDON INGE
  • SS 
    CARLOS GUILLEN
  • OF 
    MAGGLIO ORDONEZ
  • OF 
    BOBBY HIGGINSON
  • OF  
    CURTIS GRANDERSON
  • DH 
    DIMITRI YOUNG
  • SP 
    JUSTIN VERLANDER
  • SP 
    KENNY ROGERS
  • SP 
    JEREMY BONDERMAN
  • SP 
    NATE ROBERTSON
  • SP 
    JEFF WEAVER
  • SU 
    JOEL ZUMAYA
  • CL 
    TODD JONES
  •  M 
    JIM LEYLAND

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One Response to The Detroit Tigers All-Decade List

  1. mattpeas says:

    Dimitri Young really was a fun player to watch back then. im glad he had that brief resurrgence with Washington.

    Jim Leyland would win manager of the decade in pittsburgh too. just from his early 90’s dominance hes better than any of the 4 we had since him
    http://pittpeas.mlblogs.com

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