Who’s Picking Who?

Predictions are such a cliche, aren’t they? But, hey, the Tigers are in the postseason and in the spirit of supporting the home team, here’s a rundown of predictions for the Tigers/Yankees series from across the baseball galaxy:

Local Writers

  • Tom Gage: Tigers in five
  • Lynn Henning: Tigers in five
  • Tony Paul: Tigers in five
  • Bob Wojnowski: Tigers in five
  • John Niyo: Yankees in five
  • Mitch Albom: Tigers in five
  • John Lowe: Tigers in five
  • Michael Rosenberg: Tigers in five
  • Drew Sharp: Tigers in four

New York Writers

Newsday

  • Erik Boland (Yankees beat reporter): Tigers in four
  • Mark Herrmann: Yankees in four
  • Jim Baumbach: Tigers in four
    Anthony Rieber: Tigers in five

  • David Lennon: Tigers in five
  • Kimberley A. Martin: Yankees in five
  • Ken Davidoff: Yankees in four

ESPN

  • Jim Bowden: Yankees in five
  • Jim Caple: Tigers in five
  • Jerry Crasnick: Yankees in four
  • Jayson Stark: Tigers in five
  • Eric Karabell: Tigers in five
  • Curt Schilling: Tigers
  • John Kruk: Yankees
  • Keith Law: Yankees
  • Howard Bryant: Yankees in four
  • Dave Schoenfield: Yankees in five
  • Christina Kahrl: Tigers in five

Fox Sports

  • Ken Rosenthal: Tigers in five

  • Jon Paul Morosi: Tigers

The CBSSports.com Crew

Yahoo! Sports

  • Jeff Passan: Yankees in four
  • Kevin Kaduk: Yankees in four
  • Steve Henson: Tigers in five
  • Dave Brown: Tigers in five

And one final prediction: on the ride to work on Thursday I heard Larry King call into Power Alley with Jim Duquette and Kevin Kennedy on SiriusXM. Ol’ Larry picks the Tigers, for what it’s worth.

1 Comment

  1. Verlander is probably the best all around right handed young pitcher in both leagues. He should get both the MVP and Cy Young; and Clayton Kershaw should also receive the NL Cy Young award as both of them earned the triple crown of pitching. None the less; past Verlander the Tigers are shallow in pitching and their overall team ERA is clearly indicative of this. For that reason I pick the Yankees in four. If Detroit pulls it off; they will be a classic underdog winner!

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