Let's take a look at the potential lineups for each team shall we...
Detroit Cleveland Advantage
- Granderson Sizemore Granderson...
Although Sizemore started the All-Star game last year, if you look at the numbers Grandy had the better year.
Topped off with the extremely rare 20,20,20,20 season. (By extremely rare I mean only Willie Mays, Frank Schulte, and 2007 NL MVP Jimmy Rollins)
- Polanco Cabrera Polanco
Cabrera was great the second half of the year, but until he starts hitting a consistant .330 and having little to no errors on the year I have to give it to Polly.
- Cabrara (Miguel) Blake Cabrara
IT'S FREAKING MIGUEL CABRARA, NUFF SAID!!!
- Sheffield Hafner PUSH
Even w/ Sheffield having as bad of second half as he did last year his numbers are comparable to Pronk.
- Ordonez Whoever plays left MAGGLIO
The guy batted .363, I really dont care who you put out there
- Guillen Garko Guillen
This one was close also, but in the end until Garko becomes an All-Star and learns to play first a little better (lowest fielding percentage in the AL), I have to give it to a proven All-Star.
- Renteria Peralta Renteria
This one could very easily go the other way, but until Renteria shows me that he is cursed in the AL (2005 Boston), I have to go w/ him.
P.S. Peralta spells his first name dumbly, Jhonny, and that automatically loses.
- Pudge Martinez Martinez
Martinez is the best in the business, and Pudge is getting old and will not take a walk.
- Jones/Thames Michaels Push
Based off of stats, they are about even.
- Verlander Sabathia Sabathia
I wanted to make this a push so badly because Verlander had one less win, a slightly higher ERA, and didnt win the Cy Young, but CC is a fatty.
- Bonderman Carmona Carmona
Carmona owned Detroit last year and Bonderman had his problems last year (First half vs second half)
- Willis Westbrook Willis
Westbrook was decent last year but this will be a GREAT year for Willis as AL hitters have never seen his windup before
- Rogers Byrd Push
Both throw slow and need to hit their spots, as that type of pitcher anything can happen.
Plus Rogers beats up camera men and Byrd is on the HGH!!!
- Robertson Laffey Push
An average vet or a rookie. This one is all based on Laffey's year, they know what they will get out of Robertson.
- Bullpen Cleveland
Detroit bullpen is shaky at best, whereas Cleveland's was one of the best.
- Todd Jones Borowski Push
Which ever one you want, I'll take the other. They both will scare the piss out of you!!
Cleveland has a freaking red indian with big teeth and a feather. Can it get any more racist!
I love Comarica but have heard the Jake is great to. Until I go, I can't say.
The guy smokes two packs a day and still knows more about baseball then anyone.
And the final tally is (drum roll please)
AND DETROIT IS THE WINNER!!!!!!!
Cleveland, have fun in looking up at Detroit all year!!