The Detroit Tigers leave the All-Star break on top of the AL Central. They have turned in a nice first half but are far from a finished product. This is the best team that the Motor City has seen since the AL championship squad of 2006.
In recent memory, the All-Star break has been where the season for the Tigers has either taken off or gone downhill. In 2011, there is optimism on the highest level. There is no reason to think that this team can't win the World Series.
There are seven things that need to happen if the Tigers are going to win the division and have success in the playoffs. None are unreasonable, and if they are all achieved the roar could be back in Detroit.