Top 10 teams in the majors
December, 31, 2013
By Buster Olney | ESPN Insider
Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesWith Miguel Cabrera no longer out of position, the Tigers should be even better in 2014.As 2013 becomes 2014, here's a look at the top 10 teams in MLB.
1. Detroit Tigers
Some of the teams that employ advanced metrics determined at the end of the last regular season that the Tigers were the best team in the American League -- by far. This, in spite of a bullpen that repeatedly went through changes at closer, and in spite of what was widely regarded as the worst defense in the majors. The Tigers won the AL Central for the third straight year, and again they couldn't win the World Series, losing to Boston in the ALCS. And since the end of the season, Detroit GM David Dombrowski has gone about the business of plugging the holes.
He allowed Jhonny Peralta to depart, cementing Jose Iglesias' spot at shortstop.