Monday, March 24, 2008
Updated: March 27, 3:38 AM ET
Fan preview: Tigers
More than 8,900 people who have registered with ESPN.com indicate they are Tigers fans. Below are some of their predictions and thoughts about the upcoming season.
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The Tigers hopefully will be in the top three or four teams in the AL this year, provided their bullpen keeps it together for the entire season and Dontrelle returns to his form of old, which I think will happen since he's in a new environment with an absolutely loaded lineup behind him.
If we get our rotation solid and our bullpen closing out games and cleaning up messes, we are going to go the World Series and win. And we will steamroll any of the National League teams.
The race will be between Detroit and Cleveland again. Detroit bolstered their already obscene lineup by adding Miguel Cabrera and their pitching staff with Dontrelle Willis. Minnesota lost Torii Hunter and Johan Santana, but their lineup is still respectable with Joe Mauer there. The White Sox will be around .500.
Congrats to Dave Dombrowski of the Deee-troit Tigers for assembling the scariest lineup in at least 50 years, but trade Brandon Inge for some relief pitching to aid the 'pen until Zumaya is back.
1. Boston Red Sox
2. Los Angeles Angels
3. Detroit Tigers
4. Cleveland Indians
5. New York Yankees
How deep will they go in the playoffs?
Win AL wild card: chuckemama69, A1CPTJack, aaronspooky
Win AL Central: ESPNSC88, tcab2880, Hugh k., emakar13, bear_fan85, stlredbird420, BoSoxThrilla,
schierbaum20, drcrackaback, AKayTGO, Noah Langholz
Win AL pennant: chi_cubs07, miami4lyfe37
Win World Series: armstead98_1998, BullpenAl, Cardinals037, bbbrett81, jdeboever
From the message boards
Tiger team notes
Inge remains front and center. Displaced 3B takes Granderson's spot in spring game, will stay there for start of season.
Tigers board | MLB board
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