Sep 28, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers players celebrate after winning the Central Division Championship by defeating the Minnesota Twins 3-0 at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
This is the final of five AL Central Previews by Southside Showdown. Here is the preview on the reigning AL Central champions for the past four seasons, the Detroit Tigers.
Last Season: 90-72
The Detroit Tigers are the four-time defending AL Central champions and they are in prime position to make it five in a row.
However, the window on this team may be closing. Their superstars are aging and health is becoming an issue. The cost of winning has come at the expense of their farm system that has been depleted due to trades that have strengthened the big league club, but have also purged the overall depth of the farm system.
Here is a closer look at the Tigers before the start of the 2015 season.
Next: Projected Batting Order/Starting Rotation