Eric Mack, at Sportsline.com, writes the weekly Power Rankings and he's chomping to drop the Tigers. He wrote this:
"They're off to an 0-1 start, and playing .500 against them won't be enough to stay at this lofty place."
Actually, .500 against Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and White Sox will be just fine. None of these teams sweep each other on the season. If a team plays around .500 (preferably above) against the best team and runs the bad teams, they'll be good.
That said, it'd been nice if the Tigers hadn't blown up in extra innings the other night. The positive (other than a comeback win last night) is that this Tigers team is capable of coming back from a big hole. This is a tough little team. This has to go almost entirely to Leyland.