2014 over/unders: Detroit Tigers
Time for some over/unders on the 2014 Tigers, such as Joe Nathan's save total and the number of contrived Ian Kinsler controversies involving his former team.
Time for another round of team over/unders. What's this, you ask? Here's the explanation:
As part of our preview of the 2014 season to come, let's roll out a few "over/unders" for each team. That is, we'll assign a number to 10 different categories that, in their own way, will predict one facet of the season ahead. In turn, you, the loyal commenter, will let us know whether you take the "over" or "under" for each category. Stated another way, will the actual figure be higher or lower than the one we've presented? Remember, we're talking 2014 season and 2014 season only.
Today's club is the Detroit Tigers, who once again won the AL Central title, but took a step backward in failing to make the World Series. Now to the betting lines ...
Finish in AL Central: 1.5
Postseason series wins: 1.5
Number of rate stats (AVG/OBP/SLG) in which Miguel Cabrera leads the AL: 1.5
Major individual awards (MVP, Cy, ROY, MGR): 1.5
Additional "controversies" between Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 0.5
Joe Nathan saves: 38
Jeurys Familia had the third-longest streak ever, but his feat was nothing compared to Eric...
David Dahl missed most of last season with a ruptured spleen, too
The Braves have now traded five players they signed last offseason or later
The trade candidate and free agent to be Jay Bruce has six homers in his last five games
The 2002 Rangers hold the MLB record at 27 games
The Orioles are the new No. 1 team in baseball