If you weren’t around yesterday good for you, but now that you’re here I just wanted to let you know that Walkoff Woodward has joinedESPN‘s SweetSpot Network as the Official Tigers Blog and that means plenty of good stuff for us, you, and ESPN regarding the Detroit Tigers this year.
Content is simply going to be rich whether they win or lose and we’ll start with our Tigers Primer:
The Tigers are expected to walk away with the division. We all know it won’t be that easy.
Prince Fielder is at the beginning of the end: his final contract. His dad seems pretty dramatic, too. We’ll try to stay away from that topic, but if the candy store is packed full of goodies, who are we to refuse a few treats?
Miguel Cabrera is going to have an interesting season thanks to the signing. Third base? Wow. Far be it from any of us to criticize an athlete….wait….hahaha sorry we’re probably going to post a daily log tallying the errors between him and Delmon Young.
Justin Verlander is coming off of a Cy Young AND an MVP season. Nobody is going to want to pay attention to him at ALL.
Brennan Boesch and Ryan Raburn are going to try and prove everyone wrong, again, that neither one are one half wonders.
Speaking of Delmon Young. He’s in a contract year. He doesn’t want to DH either. Oh boy, that won’t be a problem.
Austin Jackson will probably strike out more than Fielder and Cabrera combined. That’s ideal from a leadoff hitter on a playoff contending team.
Brandon Inge isn’t too happy that he lost his job. Come back to us after you don’t hit .197 over a whole year with 3 homers in 300+ plate appearances buddy.
Alex Avila is going to continue to strain his iron knees. The kid is a Prime.
Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Doug Fister. What happens if they all post ERA’s over 4.00? What happens if they each win 15 games? Both extremes are possible for any of them.
Jacob Turner? I mean, do we have another Verlander here, or a Porcello? Or even worse, a Nate Robertson?
We haven’t even touched on the bullpen. Can Jose Valverde remain perfect and save 48 games again? Can Joaquin Benoit and Octavio Dotel keep enough pressure off him? Will Phil Coke finally discover his twitter impersonator? Or will we find out that he’s running @PhilCokesBrain himself? Will Al Albuquerque return as strong as he was last year? Will he even exist?
Stay tuned for episode after episode of fun filled Tiger drama. Oh, and the stats, we’ll give you some stats too.