Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers

Key components are locked up for 2011, so they might challenge Minnesota

Originally Published: September 22, 2010
ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesJustin Verlander is locked up for a few more years -- and that's good news for the Tigers.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

Now, it's time to kiss the Detroit Tigers goodbye.


For the full breakdown of the Tigers' future from all angles -- Olney's take, BP's take, Rumor Central's ideas and buzz and the farm system -- you need to be an ESPN Insider.