Originally Posted by TonyR
Everyone was so ready to crown Detroit when they acquired Fielder. Nice acquistion, very good team. But Fielder, and players like him, really aren't the key. It's more about pitching, and for Detroit it's whether or not they have enough after Verlander to contend deep into October. And the jury is still decidedly out on that question.
That's not really true. Not absolutely, anyway. The past couple of years, on their way to the WS, the Rangers typically had the best offensive player in each series and having that was a big reason for why they won. Adding Fielder to go with Cabrera, increases their chances of having someone like Hamilton or Nelson Cruz make a huge impact on the series.