Detroit Tigers: 6 Reasons Not to Sleep on the AL Central Champs in the Playoffs

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Detroit Tigers: 6 Reasons Not to Sleep on the AL Central Champs in the Playoffs
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With the playoffs right around the corner in the baseball season, everyone is starting to re-write their World Series picks.

One team being left out of that discussion is the Detroit Tigers, and without much reason.

While the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees are being hyped up as the Boston Red Sox are being looked down upon, the Tigers are humming their way through September with the AL Central crown on their heads.

Each team in the playoffs has obviously deserved it, but the Tigers are vastly overlooked in the American League. Most pundits seem to think that they are not much more than Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera.

This slide show is six reasons why the Tigers could surprise some people in the 2011 playoffs.

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