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    Default Your predictions for the Tigers season




    Let's assume they keep Porcello, or if they do trade him, it isn't a deal that affects the team in terms of wins.

    How many games do they win?

    Please post the actual number, as well as checking the poll box.
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    98

    I think there's a legit chance for them to win 100+ this year, assuming good health.
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    too soon
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    What's going to change? Their roster is set.
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    96......this will easily win the Central division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    What's going to change? Their roster is set.
    spring training momentum and Porcello developing a knuckle ball
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger337 View Post
    spring training momentum and Porcello developing a knuckle ball
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    I would love to see them win 100 games, so... 100-62 is my prediction as of now...
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    I will go with 95, but I will be happy with winning the division, and dominating the season series against the Twins.
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    95ish with maybe the best run differential in the AL. No prediction for the playoffs. Hopefully, they cash in one of these years.
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    Optimism is a great trait to have...my prediction.

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    I'm going to go 90-72. 1st in the central.
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    VMart is back. VMart will give us some intensity...love to see it rub off. And we get a full season of Anibal Sanchez. A full season without Rugburn is a big plus. He was a huge reason we started so badly last year. Lamont off third cant hurt either. The only negative, of course depending on how it pans out, is no proven MLB closer. With all of that I will say 10 over last year. 98.

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    91 wins. They won 88 last year, and they are a better team on paper, but I am worried about injuries.
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    Everything depends on their health, but I think they could definitely win 95. & what good is the off-season if we can't dream a little - WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhutch View Post
    Everything depends on their health, but I think they could definitely win 95. & what good is the off-season if we can't dream a little - WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!
    Agree on the health. I fall on the side of keeping Porcello around unless the return is a no brainer and/or includes another viable SP option simply because the depth of SP in the minors isn't there. Also, while the lineup is deep with good bats, the loss of 2 at a time could slow them down because the fall back options are also poor there. Plus, this is baseball. You just never know. Who envisioned the Tigers in 2006?

    I think they could push for 100 wins. I don't see much competition from the rest of the divison and the Tigers should be able to rack up a lot of wins there. Half to full season upgrades at several positions (Martinez, Sanchez, Infante, Hunter), maybe some questiosn about the closer, but it isn't like that was an automatic last season either. On paper it looks like the division is in the bag.

    Edit: I said I think they can push for 100 wins, but right now I'll go with 96-99. I just can't wait for the midseason swoon sweep by someone like Minnesota or Kansas City that causes several individuals to lose thier collective gourd. Just don't let it be Cleveland.
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    I am going to use 93 as a placeholder and revisit again on March 31. You never know what can happen between now and then.

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    I said 96-99 but I really feel this team has the chance to win 100+. It would take many pieces to fall together and for us to stay healthy.

    I'm not sure what the record is for most runs down to come back and win in a game is, but with this line-up, I feel no lead will ever be safe for other teams. It could be a very exciting year.
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    Last year, I think I picked 92 wins. This year, I'm going to play it safe and go with 95. I really do think they could win between 96-98 games this year, with health on their side.

    Didn't someone here pick 108 wins last year?
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    96. Adding Hunter, V-Mart, and a full year of Anibal. Could (should) be the best regular season under Leyland's tutelage, especially given our division.

    I'm also looking forward to how many strikeouts our pitching will have against the revamped Indians lineup with Mark Reynolds, Drew Stubbs, and Nick Swisher. Reynolds/Stubbs have 4 of the top 5 single-season strikeout records and Swish k'ed 141 times last year.

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    92 wins.

    I think it is early to talk about this , as there probably will be some injuries in ST. The left side of the defense is still suspect. There is no closer.

    OTOH, having V-Mart and Hunter on the team, even assuming some DL time, should yeild more quality at bats. If Dirks has 2 healthy hamstrings, that improves the defense and he probably will hit a little better than last year.

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    93, and I just guessed. Deep, I know. Reasoned judgements on these things always elude me. It seems they could win 100 games, but we can't expect the Central to just bend over for the Tigers, so 93 it is, maybe even less but an exact number is needed.
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    Way too soon. And I think it does potentially matter significantly if they trade Porcello and what they get in return if they do.

    And I have significant concerns about Boras talking to Illitch about Bourn, and ending up getting shackled with a big contract there. So I'm not certain the roster is generally set.
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    I am the lone over 100 vote. That right we're going to do it. And not like 101 either. I'll go up to like 108/109

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    94. And I'll be disappointed that it is so low.

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    I picked 109 last year I think.. so this year I'm going with 90. So much can happen it's hard to predict but I hope they're closer to 109 this year.

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    100 if porcello stays.

    98 if porcello traded for prospects.

    101 if we add a right handed outfielder.

    79 if boesch plays.
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    I'll say 94 right now. And I don't think the roster is completely set (still pulling for Wells or some other OF addition).
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    120-42

    Jackson: .300/.390/.500
    Hunter: .280/.400/.480
    Cabrera .360/.510/.750 (wins batting title and home run title (51 HR) but loses RBI title.) wins MVP.
    Fielder .310/.450/.600
    Martinez .300/.380/.480
    Peralta .270/.350/.420
    Infante .290/.350/.430
    Avila .290/.400/.470
    Dirks .290/.370/.450

    Pitching

    Verlander 26-3, 1.97 ERA, 310K, 45bb, (wins Cy Young)
    Scherzer 21-6, 2.80 ERA
    Fister 20-5, 2.60 ERA
    Sanchez 19-7, 3.40 ERA
    Porcello 15-8 4.60 ERA

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerFan1984 View Post
    Verlander 26-3, 1.97 ERA, 310K, 45bb, (wins Cy Young)
    Scherzer 21-6, 2.80 ERA
    Fister 20-5, 2.60 ERA
    Sanchez 19-7, 3.40 ERA
    Porcello 15-8 4.60 ERA
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerFan1984 View Post
    120-42

    Jackson: .300/.390/.500
    Hunter: .280/.400/.480
    Cabrera .360/.510/.750 (wins batting title and home run title (51 HR) but loses RBI title.) wins MVP.
    Fielder .310/.450/.600
    Martinez .300/.380/.480
    Peralta .270/.350/.420
    Infante .290/.350/.430
    Avila .290/.400/.470
    Dirks .290/.370/.450

    Pitching

    Verlander 26-3, 1.97 ERA, 310K, 45bb, (wins Cy Young)
    Scherzer 21-6, 2.80 ERA
    Fister 20-5, 2.60 ERA
    Sanchez 19-7, 3.40 ERA
    Porcello 15-8 4.60 ERA
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