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Blues Brothers
Joe Sheehan
July 09, 2012
Considered title contenders, both Detroit and Philadelphia are below .500. Which is more likely to turn around its season?
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July 09, 2012

Blues Brothers

Considered title contenders, both Detroit and Philadelphia are below .500. Which is more likely to turn around its season?

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The Tigers play in the AL Central, where 85 wins might be enough. The rotation could be much stronger in the second half: Righty Doug Fister recently returned from the DL after a left-side strain.

The Phillies will look to the DL for their help. A lineup with Utley (already back) and Howard (could return in July) and a rotation with Halladay (possibly early August) will bring them to full strength.

Verdict

The Tigers. They have an easier division, more prospects to deal and a G.M. (Dave Dombrowski) who knows how to upgrade a roster.

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