Sports Illustrated published Team-by-Team Talent Rankings by Bill James which gives each MLB team a score based on the amount of youth talent on the team. Unfortunately, the Detroit Tigers ranked near the bottom of all MLB teams and solidly last for AL Central.
|Overall Rank||Team||2007 Team Age|
|24||Chicago White Sox||29.6|
This ranking really is not a surprise but still troubling at the same time. While not taking into account youth talent levels in the farm system, which Detroit has ranked middle of the pack the last few years, the result is rather concerning.
I am certainly pleased with the overall talent level on the team but with the age of the team climbing the risk due to injury climbs. With the struggles on injuries last year I fear the “Win Now” philosophy might have consequences in only a few years that we don’t want to pay.