Moehringer: The Pyramid Rating System’s all-time Detroit Tigers

From SABR member Paul Moehringer at The Hardball Times on December 21, 2018:

The latest installment of the Pyramid System’s All-Time Team series takes us to Detroit and one of the most talent-laden teams this series will feature.

With a history that stretches back to 1901, and with 11 pennants and four World Series titles, the Tigers’ all-time team is stockpiled with perennial All-Stars and surefire Hall of Famers from top to bottom.

Players such as Cecil Fielder and Willie Horton, who would be good enough to challenge for the starting job on some teams, aren’t even on the 40-man squad. Franchise greats like Norm Cash and Lance Parrish will struggle to get playing time; on this team, they are little more than big fish in a deep ocean of history filled with sharks and whales.

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Originally published: December 21, 2018. Last Updated: December 21, 2018.