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.
If I have my way, Max Scherzer is getting the ball in Game 1.
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.
53 Joaquin Benoit – RHP
Been a lights out closer since taking over t