Detroit Tigers: Grading Team's Offseason Moves So Far

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Detroit Tigers: Grading Team's Offseason Moves So Far
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2012 was anything but a normal year for the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers were runaway favorites to win the American League Central, and spent most of the season chasing the Chicago White Sox, only overtaking them with seven games remaining to win the division title.

The Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million contract.

Miguel Cabrera won the AL Triple Crown and was awarded AL MVP.

The Tigers' formerly-perfect closer Jose Valverde posted a 30.38 ERA in the postseason.

After Detroit dominated the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series, the Tigers got a taste of their own medicine and were unceremoniously swept out of the World Series by the San Francisco Giants.

There were so many storylines the Tigers faced in 2012, and with pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Spring Training in less than three weeks, there are many more to come in 2013.

The Tigers weren't the busiest team in the Major Leagues this offseason, but Mike Ilitch and Dave Dombrowski, Detroit's owner and general manager, have been busy in the last few months assembling the pieces to what they hope can be the first World Series Championship puzzle for the Tigers since 1984.

Here are my grades for the Tigers' offseason moves so far:

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