How the Tigers at 70 games stack up to notable teams from their past
2015 - 36-34, 5 1-2 games out AL Central
2014 - 38-32, half-game up AL Central (lost ALDS to Baltimore).
2013 - 39-31, 3.5 games up AL Central (won ALDS over Oakland, lost ALCS to Boston).
2012 - 34-36, 3.5 games out AL Central (won ALDS over Oakland, won ALCS over Yankees, lost World Series to San Francisco).
2011 - 38-32, tied for AL Central lead (won ALDS over Yankees, lost ALCS to Texas)
2010 - 38-32, 1.5 games out AL Central (didn't make the playoffs)
2009 - 39-31, 1 game up AL Central (lost one-game playoff for division to Minnesota)
2008 - 32-38, 6 games out AL Central (didn't make the playoffs)
2007 - 41-29, tied for AL Central lead (didn't make the playoffs)
2006 - 46-24, 1.5 games up AL Central (as wild card won ALDS over Yankees, won ALCS over Oakland, lost World Series to St. Louis).
2003 - 18-52, 20 games out AL Central (119 losses most in Tigers' history).
1987 - 38-32, 6 games out AL East (lost ALCS to Minnesota).
1984 - 52-18, 8.5 up AL East (won ALCS over Kansas City, won World Series over San Diego).
1972 - 38-32, 2 games down AL East (lost ALCS to Oakland).
1968 - 43-26, 6 1-2 games up AL (won World Series over St. Louis)
My column. Disappointing Tigers fortunate they still have something to play for in 2015: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20150622/pat-caputo-disappointing-detroit-tigers-fortunate-they-still-have-something-to-play-for-in-2015
My Column. If necessary, Detroit Pistons should trade up for Mario Hezonja: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20150620/pat-caputo-if-necessary-detroit-pistons-should-trade-up-to-draft-mario-hezonja