Who are the Detroit Shuffle?
The city of Detroit got a first glimpse at their new team, when the team unveiled their new uniforms and introduced their players at a press conference. The face of the franchise, 2-time all star 2B James Banks was the highlight of the event. Banks was called up during season 2 as a 20 yr old rookie, and has averaged 152 games per season, appearing in 1372 games in 9 full seasons (152 average per season), holding a career BA/OBA of .314/.380, scoring 100 or more runs 5 times (3 more times over 90 runs) and driving in 100 or more runs 6 times. Prominently absent was Howard Coco, who filed for free agency after hitting 47 HRs in season 10 for this franchise. Detroit's GM promised the fans that the team will have a fresh look, saying "we are entering a new era for this franchise and are looking forward to an active and productive offseason".