Detroit Tigers: 10 Best Players of the 2000s

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Detroit Tigers: 10 Best Players of the 2000s
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The Detroit Tigers have been up and down throughout the 2000s.  

In 2002, the Tigers posted a 55-106 record.  Then, in 2003, the Tigers went 43-119.  Things could not have been worse in Detroit.

However, the franchise turned it all around in 2006.  The Tigers went 95-67, won the AL Wild Card and earned a trip to the World Series.

Since 2006, the Tigers have posted records of .500 or better in every year except 2008.

This slideshow highlights the 10 best players for the Detroit Tigers since 2000.  It includes individuals that played when the Tigers were awful and those who played when the Tigers were playoff contenders.

Honorable Mention: Dmitri Young, Jose Valverde, Todd Jones, Fernando Rodney, Joel Zumaya, Armando Galarraga, Rick Porcello and Austin Jackson

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