Tigers pitchers try to rewrite their script

Production from Verlander, Bonderman and Zumaya "critical" to team's success

Originally Published: March 13, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Want proof of how fast the world can spin you to a very different place in life? Don't look at the S&P 500. Just look at the Detroit Tigers.

Spin the dial on the wayback machine to one year ago today. How scary did the Tigers look? How many baseball geniuses -- starting with this genius -- thought they were headed for big October things?

And boy, how wrong could we have been?

A year later, it's astounding how the last-place finish nobody saw coming has just ...

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