Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 9/28/12
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It wasn’t long ago when Rick Porcello was looked upon as one of the brighter stars in the Detroit Tigers future. When Porcello came up in 2009, he took the league by surprise that a 20-year-old could put up great numbers. He even finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting. Since 2009, Porcello has struggled to replicate any kind of season like his rookie year when he won 14 games and had a 3.96 ERA. Since his rookie year, Porcello is 33-33 with 4.78 ERA and a WHIP closing in 1.500. It maybe time for the Tigers to start thinking about trading the young sinkerball pitcher, and this why they might want to think about cutting ties… Not the right fit: Remember in 2009 what the Tigers defense looked like? In case you don’t, the Tigers had Gerald Laird behind the plate, who nearly won a Gold Glove that year; Miguel Cabrera at first, the Gold Glove second basemen Placido Polanco, Adam Everett at short, Brandon Inge at third; Curtis Granderson, Magglio Ordonez, and Ryan Raburn filled th...
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