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Enough of the introduction, let’s get to the news that will help you in your drafts this week.
The Tigers closing situation is a quagmire. I know that the Tigers brass call it a committee with the demotion of Bruce Rondon, but I respectfully disagree. Let’s take a look at the current committee members.
Joaquin Benoit – Benoit looks to be the head of the committee – at least on Opening Day. The concern with Benoit (at least from Jim Leyland’s perspective) has been his ability to bounce back. Ben Lindbergh covers this fallacy nicely at Baseball Prospectus here. Benoit is 36 years old and has only 13 career saves, but has laways shown closer-worthy skills. He was hurt last year by an 18.2% HR/FB rate (car...