Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/16/14
If I, Adam Waltersdorf, are in charge of making the 25 man playoff roster for the Detroit Tigers, this is who I’m keeping on and sending home. Pitchers (11) If I have my way, Max Scherzer is getting the ball in Game 1. Starters (4) 37 Max Scherzer – RHP Jim Leyland doesn’t start guys on short rest. He’ll pitch game 1 and 5 in the first series, and would start game 1 i the ALCS if the wrap it up early. 19 Anibal Sanchez – RHP I wouldn’t mind him starting the opener of the ALDS, but he would go and start the opener of the ALCS if it takes five games to get there. 35 Justin Verlander – RHP I would perfer Verlander to be “Lincecumed”, and thrown into the pen as a every other game fireballer in relief, but it won’t happen. 58 Doug Fister – RHP If Dougie Fresh is on, he’s a darn good pitch to contact pitcher, but if he’s not, he gets hit HARD. He’s still the best #4 starter in the league. Bullpen (7) 53 Joaquin Benoit – RHP Been a lights out closer since taking over t
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