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


  • 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


  • 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.

One thought on “Who’s Picking Who?

  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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