The title says it all. The offseason is beginning to wrap up and baseball is around the corner so I figured it's time to crank out a predictions thread. Discuss whatever predictions you have for the Tigers coming up. It does not have to be just limited to Tigers win/loss either. If you want to guess how many times Leyland makes you angry or how many times Dekker shows up in a gamethread drunk go for it.
I think we should keep track of how many times Rod Allen says some of his signature catch phrases. Like "We see ya ______!", "Filthy!", "Country strong/country mile", "The game within the game", ect. Each one of us "adopts" a Rod Allen catch-phrase, and when we watch the games, we gotta keep track of when he says it.
That's a fun idea! If someone wants to create a thread that lists all of Rod Allen's biggest quotes and then puts our name next to the ones we choose I'd be down. It'll be sort of like the adopt-a-lion game.
I'm also on board with the 90 win thinking.
-Cabby will put up his usual numbers.
-Prince's power will go up, I agree.
-I think Torii's numbers go down a bit from his season last year but he'll still be serviceable in the #2 slot.
-Porcello won't be traded until the trade deadline.
Alright. During the regular season, I'll probably come on here drunk a good 50 times. Peralta will reveal he is gay, which will cause a rift between him and Tori Hunter because according to a misrepresented article, Tori Hunter wouldn't be comfortable with a gay teammate in the clubhouse. Boesch will shave his red beard 8 times. Rick Porcello will let half of you down, the rest of us will see it coming, and his trade value will suffer before the deadline. I'll probably come on here drunk 50 more times. Leyland will suck *** even though he doesn't have his boy toys to commit playing time to anymore. He will suffer from depression and his cigarette habit will set the clubhouse on fire destroying Raburn's, Inge's, and Kelly's lockers that Leyland left empty in memory. Todd Jones will come to the rescue though and spray the fire down with the hose from the bullpen. Jeff Jones is secretly Todd Jones' older brother who has been sabotaging our closers all along. Carlos Guillen will reveal he has oral cancer. Verlander will finally get his first major league hit and steal second base. Prince Fielder against his fathers wishes will not eat his vegetables. Anibal Sanchez will be caught for falsified documents. Bruce Rondon will break Avila's catching hand on a 106 mph fastball. Victor Martinez will start to run the bases without training wheels. We'll trade Cabrera for Adrian Beltre because DD reads this website and he saw some of you say Beltre's defense is worth more than Cabrera's offense. When we do trade Rick Porcello, Torii Hunter will change his number from 48 just to spite him. Bonderman will no hit us. Raburn will be the world series MVP. Jim Joyce will be there in support because he's obviously a Cleveland fan.