The Detroit Tigers have almost everything in place to make another World Series run, but there are a couple of lingering questions.
How will Anibal Sanchez handle the pressure after signing a megabucks contract during the offseason?
And can this club, expected to run away with the American League Central, get by without an established closer?
Sanchez did his part Wednesday, but the lack of a closer quickly proved costly and led to a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the second game of the season.
The Twins rallied in the ninth inning for the walk-off win on Eduardo Escobars one-out, two-run double off the fence in left-center at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The hope entering spring training was that young flamethrower Bruce Rondon would be ready to take over the closers role, but the Tigers decided Rondon needed more experience and sent him to the minors.
Its now a so-called bullpen-by-committee, which is kind of like a two-quarterback system in football. If you dont have the...