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10 Takeaways from Detroit Tigers' Average Start to 2012 MLB Season
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There have been massive expectations heaped upon this Detroit Tigers team, and they have not lived up to them so far this season. With the signing of Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera coming off of an MVP-caliber year, and Justin Verlander coming off of an MVP and Cy Young award winning year, the Tigers were expected to be one of the best teams in the MLB.

They are instead, not even the best team in their division, trailing the White Sox by two games. There's plenty to be gleaned from this start though. Some of it is positive, some of it is negative, but all of it is helpful to us fans as we try to figure out what kind of team the Tigers actually are. Here are 10 such takeaways.

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