Found November 02, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
In my last piece, I analyzed three main outfield targets for the Detroit Tigers this offseason. Now that Angel Pagan and Torii Hunter are officially free agents, the games will begin. Click here for more on that story. Another point of interest this offseason is what the Tigers will do with their bullpen. Jose Valverde is out. And with that, Tigers fans can finally breathe. But they also must consider who will be closing games in 2013. Joaquin Benoit, NOT your 2013 Detroit Tigers closer Here is the list of players definitely back in next year’s bullpen mix: Joaquin Benoit – still viewed as the 8th inning guy if at all possible. Octavio Dotel – the Tigers picked up his option. He will almost certainly remain a 7th/8th inning option for Jim Leyland. Phil Coke – as huge as he was closing games this postseason, Coke is best suited for a setup role. If he had better command of the strike zone the Tigers would be more intrigued by his prospects as a closer. Al Alburquerque – Senor Slider...
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