Pitching, defense among Tigers' chief concerns

Originally Published: November 6, 2008
By Jonah Keri | Special to ESPN.com

The plan was to build an offense for the ages, one that could score 1,000 runs and run roughshod over the American League. Instead, the Tigers missed that mark by 179, while allowing more runs than all but two AL teams. The result was a disastrous 74-88 finish, good for last place in the AL Central.

Miguel Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez and Curtis Granderson led an offense that got disappointing performances from Brandon Inge and fading former stars Edgar Renteria and Gary Sheffield. Justin ...

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