Building Tigers was a year-by-year process

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

When Dave Dombrowski took over as Detroit's team president for the 2002 season, the Tigers immediately lost 106 games. The following year was even worse - a 43-119 mark among the worst in baseball history.

A decade after Dombrowski was hired, pretty much everything has changed at Comerica Park. The Tigers are headed to the World Series for the second time in seven seasons - a glamour team in the heart of blue-collar Detroit. You could make an argument that the Tigers now have the best pitcher in baseball and the best hitter.

How did this franchise's fortunes change so drastically? It didn't happen overnight. Here's a look at how the Tigers acquired each player on their postseason roster:

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10/22/2012 7:52:29 PM (GMT -4:00)


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