DSN’s Top 10 Mediocre Tigers of the 2000′s


The 2000′s were a big decade for the Detroit Tigers. They moved from their old home, Tiger Stadium, into a brand new ballpark in Comerica Park. The 2000′s were filled with ups and downs from the World Series appearance in 2006, to the misery of the 2003 season which included 119 losses. The past decade saw plenty of all-stars such as Pudge Rodriguez, Magglio Ordonez and Justin Verlander join the team. But what about the players we often forget about? Many players have put on the Old English D that we often forget about just because they were just average. These players weren’t the ones making all-star teams, but they weren’t necessarily in the bottom cellar either. They deserve some recognition for their time in Detroit, whether it was for 5 season, or 5 minutes. Detroit Sports Nation, and The Roar present to you, our TOP 10 MEDIOCRE TIGERS OF THE 2000′s!

10. Dimitri Young – 1B

9. Jeremy Bonderman – Pitcher

8. Omar Infante – Infield

7. Craig Monroe – Outfield

6. Bobby Higginson – Outfield

5. Chris Shelton – 1B

4. Zach Miner – Pitcher

3. Nate Robertson – Pitcher

2. Mike Maroth- Pitcher

1. Brandon Inge – Catcher, Outfield, 3B

Honorable Mention: Nate Cornejo, Franklyn German, Carlos Guillen, Jamie Walker


What are your thoughts? Would you add or remove anybody to or from the list? Comment and let us know what you think!



About Author

Jeff joined the DSN crew in 2011 as a beat writer for the Detroit Tigers. He also covers news around the National Hockey League. Jeff currently resides in Phoenix, AZ where he is focusing on a career as an airline pilot. Follow Jeff on Twitter at @JeffDeacs.

  • http://www.johnsbigleaguebaseballblog.blogspot.com John Sharp

    Young, Higginson, and Inge weren’t mediocre, they were good, solid ball players.

  • http://YourWebsite... Mike

    Sean Casey and Marcus Thames

  • rabbi

    Sorry John, but all of those players weren’t just mediocre, they were over paid and mostly useless.

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    Jarrod Washburn