Oh Trout, you naive AL Central homer. Seriously, you just like to pick teams from the White Sox division and your favorite former Sox players, right? Too bad Carlos Lee isn't in the playoffs because surely you would have picked him to go all the way. Picking Maggs over big Frank is a silly proposition.
First, did you see that ALDS? The Big Hurt comes out of the gates with a two homer game. Magglio had a fine game 4 but games 1-3 he was 2/11 with 0 RBI. Frank hit .500 in their three games and I might remind you that he went 3/4 in the game Santana started.
Next, don't forget the history of it all. Last I checked, Frank had two MVP's to his name. And if you don't care about the history (what kind of baseball fan doesn't care about history?) just look at this year's HR/RBI totals. Magglio: 24/104. Big Hurt: 39/114. Run the math on that one. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Again, Magglio's hair looks dumb. However, in that picture you posted earlier today, he looks kind of fat too. Like "freshman fifteen" fat. Too many late night burrito runs, Magglio? Last minute term paper?
Finally, to touch on the other players. I love the Tigers young starters, but they are just that. Young. Zito and Loaiza have experience and aren't old or preoccupied with beating up cameramen like Kenny Rogers. More math: Huston Street > Todd Jones.
My only concern, the power of Jim Leyland's moustache. Don't underestimate it. I say it's worth at least two games all by itself.
Prediction: Athletics in 7