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2013 Team Previews: Scouting the Tigers' opponents team-by-team

Rob will be previewing each of the Tigers' 20 opponents one-by-one leading up to Opening Day against the Minnesota Twins on April 1st.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Chicago White Sox

Many experts have predicted DOOM for the White Sox in 2013, but I'm not so sure that we didn't see the real White Sox in 2012.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals sold the farm in order to improve in 2013, but did they do enough to compete with the upper echelon of the AL Central?

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2013 Opponent Preview: Cleveland Indians

The lineup is legit and the bullpen is solid, but a poor starting rotation will cost the Indians a shot at a playoff spot in 2013.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are just two years removed from their last division title, but seem a lot further away from their next one.

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2013 Opponent Preview: New York Yankees

Between injuries, old age, and financial issues, the New York Yankees enter 2013 in an unfamiliar place: looking up at the competition.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles didn't have a great run differential in 2012, but they still made the playoffs with a 93-69 record in large part thanks to an excellent bullpen and homer-happy offense. Can they repeat the magic in 2013?

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2013 Opponent Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays can be offensively challenged at times, especially when Evan Longoria isn't in the lineup. Can they score enough runs in 2013 to support their excellent pitching staff? Or will they flail their way to another third place finish in the brutal AL East?

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2013 Opponent Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays made a series of offseason moves that have them sitting atop an AL East that is crumbling around them. Can they make good on the promise of a special 2013 season, or will they be just another high-priced also-ran in the AL playoff picture?

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2013 Opponent Preview: Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox made a few key offseason acquisitions to strengthen the incredibly raw team that finished the 2012 season, but make no mistake: they're trying to build a contender from the ground up.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Oakland A's

It's easy to point at the Oakland Athletics' 94 wins last year and think "overachievers," but the numbers suggest that they weren't too far off. Add in a couple upgrades at key positions and you have the makings of a contender.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Texas Rangers

The injury bug and free agency have wreaked havoc on the Rangers' pitching staff this offseason, but they are still a playoff caliber team with a bright future ahead.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels were the media darlings to win it all in 2012. Now that the pressure has shifted elsewhere -- namely, Toronto -- the Angels can go about dominating the AL West in 2013 like they were supposed to last season.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners have a great farm system and a good group of young players, but is there enough talent here to compete with the rest of the AL West?

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2013 Opponent Preview: Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are in rebuilding mode as they transition to the American League, a combination that could result in a long 2013 season for Astros fans.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Washington Nationals

The Nationals led the MLB in wins last season, but still aggressively pursued upgrades to their roster this offseason in hopes of being even better in 2013.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves made a couple of high-profile offseason moves to improve their team, but will they be enough to overtake the Washington Nationals in the National League East?

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2013 Opponent Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

The injury-plagued Phillies finished with a .500 record in 2012. If they can stay healthy in 2013 (and they will need to), they could challenge for a playoff spot in the National League East.

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2013 Opponent Preview: New York Mets

The New York Mets might not be very good this season, but their future looks bright with a few good young players gaining experience at the big league level along with plenty of talent in the higher levels of the minor leagues.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins might not contend for the division, but they might be dangerous enough to threaten the Tigers' playoff chances in a late September interleague series in Miami.

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2013 Opponent Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington has quietly built the Pirates into a dark horse contender with home grown talent and a couple of shrewd acquisitions for veteran pitchers. While this may not be enough to get them over the hump this season, the Pirates' window will be opening soon.

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Team Previews: the rest of the National League

Before we get into team-by-team previews of the Tigers' opponents this year, let's take a quick look at the other teams in the National League vying to be World Series runners-up in 2013.

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