Season predictions roundup: Tigers are good
I meant to do this earlier, but between roster moves, late spring injuries and travel, didn’t get the chance. The upshot of that is that is an even greater abundance of predictions to round up.
Mitch Williams has the Tigers going to the World Series, though he doesn’t predict what happens from there. His MLB Network colleague, Ken Rosenthal, predicts Detroit to win the whole thing, though he admits his record on predictions isn’t good at all. Peter Gammons predicts a division title for the Tigers but an Angels-Giants rematch in the World Series.
Over at ESPN.com, every one of their 49 experts picked the Tigers to win the AL Central, the only division everybody could agree upon. Jayson Stark, John Kruk, Peter Pascarelli, Jorge Arangure, Kevin Goldstein and A.J. Mass all picked the Tigers to win the World Series.
Likewise, all eight experts at SI.com picked the Tigers to win the Central, and a few of them picked Miguel Cabrera as their AL MVP. Unlike elsewhere, however, none of them picked the Tigers to get to the World Series, much less win it.
CBSSports.com’s Scott Miller picks the Tigers to win the World Series, and he’s one of the rare souls to predict a repeat for Justin Verlander as AL Cy Young winner. Miller’s colleagues, Jon Heyman and Danny Knobler, also pick the Tigers to win it all. Heyman put them atop what he pledges will be his only power rankings all year, and no other AL Central team is higher than 19th.