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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers

The Tigers have talent, but a thin farm system leaves little room for error

Originally Published: September 24, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Justin VerlanderHarry How/Getty ImagesJustin Verlander had a 2011 season worth celebrating, and he'll lead the Tigers again in 2012.

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 from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

Today we bid farewell to the Detroit Tigers.