MLB Trade Rumors: The Detroit Tigers' 5 Biggest Needs at the Break

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MLB Trade Rumors: The Detroit Tigers' 5 Biggest Needs at the Break
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We're over halfway through the 2011 MLB season and the Detroit Tigers are firmly in the middle of a pennant race.  Granted it's the AL Central and the 2003 Tigers would still be considered in the hunt, but they're still alive nonetheless.

The Cleveland Indians seem to have survived their recent drought and the up and down Chicago White Sox have been flirting with .500 for about a month now.

Despite their struggles, the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals are now quite out of the chase yet.

Despite their desirable standing in the division, there is very much a feeling of uneasiness about the Tigers right now—like expecting Transformers 3 to be good.

You want to believe it, but history tells you it's going to end up different.

If Jim Leyland is going to avoid his yearly second half collapse, he's going to need some help and with his and GM Dave Dombrowski's expiring contracts there's little doubt they're willing to pay the price.

Here's the Tigers' five biggest needs heading into the All-Star break.

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