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Compiling the expert picks for the A’s-Tigers ALDS matchup

Oct 4, 2013, 3:21 PM PDT

Through about 100 google searches, we have managed to compile a large variety of expert picks for the A’s vs. Tigers American League Division Series matchup.

The majority of the writers seem to favor the Oakland Athletics. The vast majority believe it will be a five-game series. Over on, Joe Stiglich put together the A’s five keys to ALDS success and we have the 10 reasons to root for the A’s on Field of Teams. The time for analysis has passed. Now it’s time to put up or shut up.

If there’s anything to be learned from our preseason picks, it’s that no one has a clue what is really going to happen. So, don’t take any of these picks as gospel.

The Predictions : (We’ll add more as we find them)

For what it’s worth, the sports books have the Tigers as favorites to advance to the ALCS.

Joe Stiglich: (CSN) A’s in 5

Casey Pratt (Field of Teams): A’s in 4

Jon Heyman (CBS) A’s in 5

Danny Knobler (CBS) Tigers in 5

Tim Kurkjian (ESPN): Tigers in 5

Jim Bowden (ESPN): A’s in 5

Jayson Stark (ESPN): Tigers in 5

Eric Karabell (ESPN): A’s in 5

Jim Caple (ESPN): Tigers in 4

Jerry Crasnick (ESPN): A’s in 5

David Schoenfield (ESPN): A’s in 5

Old Hoss Radbourn (Fox Sports): A’s in 5

Chris Iott (MLive – Tigers): Tigers in 5

James Schmehl (MLive – Tigers): A’s in 5

Dayn Perry (CBS Eye on Baseball): A’s in 5

D.J. Short (Hardball Talk): Tigers in 5

All nine Bless You Boys writers: Tigers win series

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