The Detroit Tigers are enjoying a couple days off, the fruit of winning their division. This allows fans, bloggers, and writers to come up with various playoff scenarios.
This morning we look at how Miguel Cabera’s bat needs to stay hot, how the Tigers will win it all, and what the rotation will look like beginning Thursday.
Detroit Tigers’ Will Need Miguel Cabrera’s Bat To Stay Hot In October – Brad Faber, Rant Sports
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"If Cabrera can carry his September success over to the postseason this year, it will be absolutely huge for the Tigers. Obviously, Detroit has a couple of other very good hitters in the middle of its order in Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez, but few would argue that the presence of a healthy Cabrera simply gives the club a different, more intimidating look. The team will indeed need his bat to stay hot in October."
Why the Detroit Tigers will win in it all – Joe White, iSportsWeb
"Detroit is a flawed team, no question. But who isn’t? Shaking off bullpen woes, poor base-running and subpar defense, the Tigers still managed to claim the AL Central crown by the thinnest of margins over the Kansas City Royals. The team finished the season 90-72 – not great, but good enough. They’re in and that’s all that matters."
Detroit Tigers Playoffs: Projected Rotation for ALDS – Tony Fischer, Detroit Jock City
"Max Scherzer – Max Scherzer’s 18 wins have made him a part of the American Cy Young discussion and his ability to pitch in the clutch make him the Detroit Tigers #1 option in the playoff’s.David Price – David Price has had an up and down season. He is 4-4 since becoming a Tiger and although a couple of those losses aren’t his fault he has turned in a couple of stinkers as well. That said Price is a big game pitcher and hopefully the inconsistencies of the season will melt away under the bright lights of the playoff.Justin Verlander – He hasn’t been stellar in September but has been clutch. Verlander turned in three clutch pitching performances down the stretch making him invaluable to the Tigers in September. We have Justin Verlander slotted to pitch at Comerica park when the series comes to Detroit on Sunday.Rick Porcello – 15-13 on the season but and an awful September sinks Porcello to #4 on the depth chart."