Rick Porcello | Pitcher | #21 Age: 25 2014 salary: $8.5 million 2013 statistics: 4.32 ERA, 3.53 FIP, 177 IP, 18 HR, 42 BB, 142 K, 2.14 BB/9, 7.22 K/9 Projected role: Rotation Rick Porcello is an intriguing potential breakout candidate for 2014. It seems like we’ve been saying that a lot since he’s been […]
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 […]
Well, he has done it again. Lynn Henning has Tigers fans in an uproar. This morning he floated the idea that Rick Porcello, he of the swirling trade rumors, could be an option as the Tigers search for a closer in 2013. It is interesting to consider that in a couple of different ways Porcello could solve the […]
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.