We asked some fans to predict the season. Here's how the season and their predictions fared.
Published: October 24, 2012
Fielder hits 31, as he has to learn all the new pitchers in the new league. —Alan Madlane
Fielder will hit 40 dingers, mostly on the road. —Danny Methric
He'll be two over! —jessica Care moore
Prince will hit 33 homers — five less. —Craig Fahle
Prince Fielder will hit 214 home runs — one for every million dollars of his contract. —Charlie Langton
Will Brandon Inge still be a Tiger in the fall? REALITY: No.
Yes, but he may get to take another all-expense-paid trip to exotic Toledo at some point. It's possible he could be traded under some bizarre circumstances that I cannot quite imagine, but Detroit would have to agree to eat most of his $5.5 million salary for that to happen. If a petulant attitude erupts, he could get his outright release, but for now he's insurance in case Cabrera is a total bust at third. Odds are, he'll be on the roster in the fall, to the delight of pundits and sports talk radio callers across the region. —Bill Shea
My hat is off to Inge. I've watched him play for years and he's always been a dedicated, reliable Tiger. But he's not looking good in spring training and I think he won't play in the fall. —Celeste Headlee
Brandon Inge will not be a Tiger this fall. Brandon Inge will not be a Tiger by the all-star break. If Jim Leyland weren't so stubborn, Brandon Inge would not be a Tiger on Opening Day. —John Bennett
Brandon Inge will not be with this team in the fall ... not sure he'll be with this team in the spring or summer. —Matt Shepard
Inge is back from another stint in Toledo on Sept. 1. —Alan Madlane
Alas, I fear not. —Devin Scillian
No. —Craig Fahle
Thanks to everyone who peered into the future for us.
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