Tigers are short on firemen
Bullpen disarray is an unfortunate fact of life in the majors these days. It has the potential to undermine pennant aspirations, cost managers their jobs and force baseball executives to rack their brains in search of solutions.If you don't believe that, just ask the 2006 Cleveland Indians, former Baltimore manager Sam Perlozzo or Detroit general manager David Dombrowski.
Last year, as the Tigers invigorated a city while playing in their first World Series since 1984, the bullpen was a lockdown, airtight, monument to consistency. Detroit's relievers ranked fourth in the majors with a 3.51 ERA and held opponents to a .242 batting average, second-lowest in the majors behind the Mets' bullpen.
I've always learned that you earn what you get, whether it's cheers or boos. If you don't want them to boo you, then pitch better.
Tigers closer Todd Jones
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