Found January 23, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
When Jose Valverde faltered throughout the playoffs, I knew he would not be pitching in the Old English D next season. After a great 2011 season, his 2012 season will be remembered as a closer who lost it in the playoffs and the Tigers would be looking for a new closer. The market had some high name closers the Tigers could have pursued. They were linked to Rafael Soriano, but the price was too high and he recently signed with Washington Nationals. There is Brian Wilson, but after two Tommy Johns surgery  the risk is too high. The other option is in house candidates, Phil Coke did an excellent job replacing Jose Valverde during the playoffs, Joaquin Benoit, who I think should stay in the set-up role, and there is Bruce Rondon. The three guys will likely be competing for the closing job during spring training. Bruce Rondon will be a closer in Major League baseball, he has a 1.53 ERA last season in the minors with the help of a 100 mph fastball. The downside is that he has no major League experience going to close for a contender. Dave Dombrowski  speaks highly of Bruce Rondon, so I have the feeling it is his job to lose in spring training. I labeled this article the Bruce Rondon project. The Tigers will use spring training to give him opportunities to develop into their closer. Throughout spring training I will give updates on him and the Tigers closer situation.
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