Opening Day is finally here as the Detroit Tigers are just hours away from taking on the Minnesota Twins. It may not resemble Spring in Minneapolis just yet but the boys of Summer are officially back.
The Tigers and Twins couldn’t enter a season opener with more different situations. The Tigers are widely, perhaps even unanimously, expected to win the American League Central against this year while the Twins are a popular pick to finish in last place.
Our own Matt Snyder had his official set of predictions posted as part of an MLive.com round up of local baseball writers’ expectations for the Tigers in 2013. He has pegged the Tigers for 92 wins this season and gave the following commentary:
It’s very possible that the Tigers won’t win the AL Central, with baseball being full of randomness and all that good stuff. But there doesn’t appear to be a safer prediction in all of baseball. Anything north of 90 wins — I expect something in the 92 to 95 range — will comfortably get Detroit into the postseason, and that’s pretty much all we can demand from the club. I’d be willing to consider the Tigers as the most likely World Series champion, but even so, there is a 90 percent chance that someone else will win it.
Now it is your turn. What are your expectations for the Tigers in 2013.