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I had a couple of different ideas for this week's poll, but I think the BYB community has to respond to what our friends at Royals Review dropped into our inbox last week. As we know painfully well, the Detroit Tigers finished last in the AL Central last season, one game behind Kansas City. So Royals fans have some bragging rights. And they might be cashing in.

Asked for a "Gut Response" on whether the Royals were better than the Tigers, two-thirds of those who responded said yes. Might they be a little bit biased? Sure. But it might also indicate how the Tigers' offseason is being viewed by rival fans, as well.

How have the Royals spent their winter? They've added Mike Jacobs, Coco Crisp, Willie Bloomquist, and Kyle Farnsworth, while losing Leo Nunez and Ramon Ramirez. Perhaps most importantly, they also signed Zack Greinke to a four-year contract extension. (Did I miss anything?)

So that brings us to this week's poll question:

Are the Tigers Better Than the Royals?

You can find the poll on the right sidebar below the FanPosts block. Or you can click here to vote.

Just as the Royals fans did, go with your gut. I'm sure an equally partisan response is to be expected, but after you vote, we can have a more in-depth discussion in the comments.

If you have suggestions for future poll questions, shoot me an e-mail.

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Last week's poll was far more one-sided than I anticipated. I figured there'd be more of an argument. But Tiger Town loves their Polly. Here are the results. The word "landslide" comes to mind.

Should the Tigers give Placido Polanco a contract extension?

72% Yes. He's an important leader for the team

27% No. He's 33, and replacements are on hand.