No. 52: Detroit Tigers

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 5:53 PM ET
By Ian Gordon | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 52 Title track: 44 Ownership: 11 Coaching: 56 Players: 65 Fan relations: 87 Affordability: 32 Stadium experience: 34 Bang for the buck: 78

As far as the Ultimate Standings go, the Detroit Tigers are a model of continuity: Detroit joins the Chicago Cubs (No. 112) as one of two teams ranked in the same spot as last season. Even the addition of slugger Prince Fielder couldn't boost the players ranking, and affordability took a 10-spot dive following a 5.7 percent ticket-price ...

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