After years of close calls, Tigers time to win a title is now

Friday October 4th, 2013
Detroit has a great shot at its long-awaited championship with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder still in their primes.
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These questions, like everything about these Tigers, have been put off until tomorrow. They have an endearing go-for-it mentality that runs counter to all the talk these days about club control and cost efficiency. They recognize that you can't hold a parade to celebrate your farm system, just as NBA teams can't raise a banner for having the most salary-cap space. The Tigers and their city are ready to win a championship right now. But will they?

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