Torii Hunter is nearing the end of his long career and at age 37, Hunter is looking to play in and win a World Series before he retires. Hunter decided this offseason to sign with the Detroit Tigers for the next two seasons and that move could allow Hunter to finally achieve his dream. Hunter is going to be playing every day in right field for Detroit and with a team around him that should win 100 games, the Tigers are favorites to make the World Series again this season.
Hunter hit 16 home runs with 92 RBI last season with the Los Angeles Angels and was told by management that the team didn’t have money to sign him again. The Angels then went out and signed Josh Hamilton after telling Hunter that. I would think that Hunter is one very motivated player now this season after getting slighted like that. Hunter has been so consistent in his career with at least 20 home runs in ten of his last 12 seasons and if Hunter hits in the No. 2 spot in the lineup like I think he will, Hunter is going to find himself hitting over .300 with another 15-20 home runs.
Hunter will hit 300 home runs for his career this season and made the right decision on what team to sign with this offseason. There is no doubt in my mind that Hunter will thrive in the Detroit lineup and that means trouble for the American League. If I was the Angels, I would be dreading the times where they have to face Hunter because he is now out to get them.