Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera waves to the crowd after being replaced during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Cabrera achieved baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967 by leading the league with a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs in the regular season. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander throws in the second inning during Game 3 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Detroit. Verlander, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, went 17-8 with a 2.64 ERA in 2012.
American League's Prince Fielder, of the Detroit Tigers, swings during the second round of the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 9, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. Fielder, who belted 30 homers in his first season in Detroit, already has 260 career home runs in just seven full MLB seasons.
Jose Valverde (46) of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on September 30, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After converting all 49 save chances during the 2011 regular season, Valverde was 35 for 40 this year for the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers rush to congratulate Austin Jackson, left, after his bases-loaded game-winning single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Detroit, Thursday, April 5, 2012. The 25-year-old Jackson hit .300 with 16 home runs and 103 runs scored for the Tigers in 2012.
Delmon Young (21) of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the New York Yankees during game three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The 2012 ALCS MVP, Young became the first player with four game-winning RBIs in one postseason series, according to STATS, LLC.
Max Scherzer (37) of the Detroit Tigers throws against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series in the first inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. The right-hander went 16-7 with a 3.75 ERA and 231 strikeouts for Detroit during the regular season.
Phil Coke (40) of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after the Tigers won 8-1 against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Coke, who got the save in Games 2 and 3 of the ALCS, pnly had three saves during the entire 2012 regular season.
Doug Fister (58) of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 13, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. Fister, who tossed 6 1/3 innings without surrendering a run in the game, posted a 10-10 record with a 3.45 ERA during the regular season.
Omar Infante (4) of the Detroit Tigers tags out Brandon Moss (37) of the Oakland Athletics in the second inning on a steal attempt in Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 11, 2012 in Oakland, California. Infante, who began the season with the Marlins, hit. 274 with 12 home runs and 17 stolen bases during the regular season.