Most of the time, posting these types of predictions can only make me look foolish.

But it wouldn’t be any fun it I was correct 100 percent of the time.

The World Series will start within the half hour and I have decided the Detroit Tigers will win the series.

I’m going with the Tigers in six games over the San Francisco Giants.

It won’t surprise me in the least if I turn out to be wrong. Bruce Bochy had done an outstanding job managing a San Francisco squad that certainly isn’t an offensive juggernaut by any stretch of the imagination.

Second baseman Marco Scutaro somehow turned into Rogers Hornsby in his prime after the Giants acquired him, third baseman Pablo Sandoval is solid and catcher Buster Posey should win the National League MVP.

But a lineup with Angel Pagan, Gregor Blanco and Jordan Crawford in it wouldn’t scare many mediocre pitchers, let alone someone like Tigers ace Justin Verlander, the reigning American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner.

Detroit is on the verge of landing another AL MVP award with Miguel Cabrera having a standout season and further solidifying his status as the top offensive player in all of baseball. Throw in Prince Fielder and Delmon Young and speedy Austin Jackson and Detroit has enough offense to support a strong pitching rotation.

The scariest part of the Tigers is their bullpen, so the Giants rate an edge in a series full of close games. While Detroit fans love to see the starting pitcher with the initials J.V, they don’t want to see the reliever with those same initials and it appears Tigers manager Jim Leyland no longer wants to see Jose Valverde on the mound in the ninth inning any more either.

A Game 1 victory behind Verlander gives me a good chance at nailing this prediction. But if Barry Zito – the thought of him starting Game 1 of the World Series would have been scoffed at six months – outpitches Verlander and the Giants win the opener, my prediction could quickly head in the wrong prediction.

Oh yeah, one last prediction I will nail – Fox’s Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will be annoying as ever. Book it.


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