Not to lament too much, but I did hit the opening day rotation correctly, not that it was much of a surprise. The Tigers success, IMHO, hinges on 3 things (if you know me well I have this thing about 3s, rules of 3, top 3 anything, etc).
1. Success of 4-5 spot in rotation.
2. Success of the 2-3 spot in lineup
3. Fielding up the middle
#3 should actually be #1, #1 should be #2, and 3, well still 3rd, but good pitching always beats good hitting I always say, well so does everyone else. The bullpen almost made the list, but we where one bad call, or one hit, one out, one game, from making the playoffs, with the 2nd most blown saves in the league.
Willis scares me the most. He could have a breakdown, like real breakdown, tears and all, at any moment in my eyes. Bonderman is too injury prone, and likely to spend a couple of stints on DL in my opinion. IF Dontrelle can keep it together, and Bondo can well, keep the slapping the Bondo on, then maybe we can expect 15 wins between the two of them?
I am tepidly excited and optimistic this Friday before opening day.
My season predictions will debut in the next few days, so stay tuned, or not, since not sure if anyone reads this, there is no hit counter.
What happens if you blog, and nobody reads it? Does it make an impact?