Drew Smyly did what the team needed, going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs while striking out 7 and walking only one. The offense and the bullpen failed to support him though. The Tigers only scored in one inning – the 4th – thanks to a two RBI single from JD Martinez and a 2-run […]
Ian Krol | Bullpen | #46 Age: 22 2014 salary: MLB Minimum 2013 statistics: 3.95 ERA, 4.69 FIP, 27.1 IP, 5 HR, 8 BB, 22 K, 2.6 BB/9, 7.2 K/9 Projected role: LOOGY/Bullpen Had Ian Krol been acquired under different circumstances, his reception in Detroit would have been ranged from “meh” to “seems decent enough”. However, […]
The Tigers’ front office or, at the very least, manager Jim Leyland seem married to the idea of a Proven Closer, a reliable “name” guy who has closed in the past. Ideally, they can be trusted to hold down a role they’ve held many times in the past, such as one José Valverde. How many […]
Welcome to the Walkoff Woodward Spring Training Preview Series, where we’ll be previewing the Tigers roster position by position. Today, we’ll be looking at the rotation — a very deep, very prolific group of arms that look to propel Detroit to a 3rd straight Central Division crown.