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Detroit's middle infield problem

The Tigers are weak up the middle, and that's a very big problem

Updated: November 27, 2012, 2:25 PM ET
By Paul Swydan | FanGraphs

It's often said that the best way for baseball teams to build a championship squad is up the middle, with middle generally referring to catcher, second base, shortstop and center field. In Austin Jackson and Alex Avila, the Detroit Tigers -- a team with World Series aspirations -- have half of that equation solved, but second base and shortstop could once again grow to be the team's Achilles' heel.

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