Spring training is less then a month away and unless the Tigers do something unexpected, what you see is what you get. After making it to the World Series last year, expectations are high. Most of the pieces from last years team are coming back as well as a couple of newer additions.
The rotation is set. There’s been a lot of chatter about trading Rick Porcello but I’m hoping they hold onto to him. In fact I think the Tigers should give him a shot as the teams closer. Even as a middle reliever, he provides some value because his numbers are better the first time through the lineup. The pen still worries me and that’s even if Rondon pans out.
The lineup is there and it can go in a few different directions. Best case is Victor Martinez comes back strong and Peralta and Avila bounce back. Fielder and Cabrera will be there and it’d be nice to see Austin Jackson follow up his breakout performance with a similar season.
While I’m not going to be putting a bet on Superbowl XLVII, I think the Patriots are going to win it. If I were going to make a Superbowl 2013 prop bets, I’d bet that the NFC team would win the coin flip.