Top 5 Reasons Detroit Tigers Won’t Win 2014 World Series

Top 5 Reasons Detroit Tigers Won't Win 2014 World Series

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For the past few years the Detroit Tigers have been viewed as the team to beat in the American League, but they have zero championships to show for it. Here is why this season they will again fail to win the World Series.

5. Cabrera's Health

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5. Cabrera's Health

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Miguel Cabrera may be the best hitter in the game today, but injuries have taken their toll. Last season, he was unable to finish games in October due to pain. This season he is dealing with a nagging ankle injury, which does not bode well for him or the Tigers down the stretch.

4. Verlander's Struggles

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4. Verlander's Struggles

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Three years ago, Justin Verlander was a Cy Young pitcher and the league's MVP. Currently, he leads the American League in earned runs allowed and has a 4.82 ERA. Once counted on as a Game 1 starter, Verlander is now looking at being a back-of-the-rotation starter come October.

3. Sanchez Injury

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3. Sanchez Injury

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Anibal Sanchez has been one of the team's most trusted playoff arms, but with his most recent injury, his season is in jeopardy. Should he not be able to return, a gaping hole will be left in the rotation.

2. Closing It Out

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2. Closing It Out

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In 2013 closer Joe Nathan saved 43 games and had a 1.39 ERA. This year he has been battered all over the park. He has allowed 29 runs in 58 innings, resulting in a 5.25 ERA. When he is in the game with a lead, the win surely remains in doubt.

1. Kansas City Royals

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1. Kansas City Royals

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The Kansas City Royals were supposed to be competitive for the past few years, and they finally are. With their hot second half play, they have taken control of the American League Central and are looking to leave the Tigers in the dust. Should the Tigers not win the division, their playoff hopes may also be shattered.

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