Break Up the Tigers!
They start the season where they left off last year, winning 7-0. They have now won six of their last seven games. Could this be the greatest single-season turnaround in baseball history? Just for kicks, I thought I'd figure out what team holds that current title. It's the 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks, who improved a full 35 games from 65-97 in their inaugural season to 100-62 the following year. The 1903 New York Giants, under John McGraw, won 36 more games than they had the prior year, but only lost 33 fewer, making their improvement 34.5 games in total. The Tigers would have to go 79-83 to top the Diamondbacks' turnaround; difficult but not inconceivable.