Your 2006 Detroit Tigers are PLAYOFF BOUND
Your damn right we're talking playoffs Jim. With their 11-4 pasting of the Royals (and 3 game sweep), the Tigers have clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1987. They are closing in on the AL Central title. They currently have a 1/2 game lead on both New York teams for the best record in the majors and homefield throughout the AL playoffs.
Consider the 500 lb gorilla officially removed from the back of the Detroit Tigers organization.