Found January 25, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Prince Fielder
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
The hot stove in regards to the Detroit Tigers isn’t exactly burning at this point in the offseason. Smoldering, maybe. The Tigers may very well make some additional moves to tighten up the roster but by and large the attention is turning to the roster as it currently sits. With that in mind, here are some burning questions that fans are demanding answers to. This will be a 2-part post. Bruce Rondon Is Bruce Rondon capable of being an effective closer for the Tigers? It’s important to remember that the Tigers made it to the World Series in 2012 with the moldy potato, Jose Valverde, as their closer. Papa Grande was featuring a steady diet of 92-94 MPH fastballs and a flat splitter. As a result, his K rate tumbled. He fanned just 48 hitters in 69 innings of work compared to 69 and 72.1 respectively in 2011. No deception requires a power arm. Valverde had neither. Rondon has both.  Rondon started in high-A ball and finished up 2012 at AAA Toledo, narrowly missing a call to the Tigers i...
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