Oct 2, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price (14) in the dugout in game one of the 2014 American League divisional series against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Dan Byrne checked-in post-Scherzer and looked at how the Tigers starting rotation looks if no further changes are made heading into the season.
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"With the expected departure of Max Scherzer finally realized, the 2015 Detroit Tigers pitching staff begins to reveal itself for what it is. From start to finish, this will be a staff built on promise and compromise. There are holes riddled throughout the big league roster as well as its feeder system. This will be an integral element in the construction of the team and its eventual outcome in September. The vaunted Tiger rotation still has Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and David Price who can all dominate opposing hitters. JV and Anibal are 30+ and only Price has avoided the injury bug. That leaves two newcomers, Shane Greene and presumably Alfredo Simon to round out the starting five. Arguably we are looking at 4 question marks out of 5. Some fans question Price’s commitment to Motown, suggesting he is unhappy with his new digs. I actually doubt that. Other fans thought he wasn’t all that good since the trade. I dispute that. Disregard that one unbelievably, horrific start at the end of August against the Yankees, and his ERA as a Tiger drops from 3.59 to 2.75. He is surely our ACE. This is a pitching staff that has issued good-byes to Max, Rick Porcello, Doug Fister and Drew Smyly in the last 13 months. Those are four guys who are NOT question marks. This will be a very challenging season for the rotation. READ MORE"
Looking forward to the season when actual games are being played? Us too. See the games you cannot miss in 2015.
"Before the football season, whether it is NFL or college, fans usually comb through the schedule to look at the most interesting matchups and predict their team’s record by how they match up against their foes. Because the baseball season contains 162 games instead of 16, few fans do this for baseball. You’ll never be able to go through a schedule game-by-game and scratch one as a win and one as a loss, but you can look ahead to some of the more appealing matchups of 2015. We know that baseball is a long season, and even the most ardent fans need a break from time to time, but there are certain games and series on the 2015 schedule for the Detroit Tigers that no hardcore fan should miss. The Yankees come to Detroit early this year (April 20-23) and that is always a big draw to Comerica Park. The novelty of interleague play wore off at least a decade ago but certain NL teams move the needle and two of those–the Cubs and Cardinals–are on the Tigers’ schedule this season. Let’s take a look at individual games for the 2015 Detroit Tigers season that should be intriguing and exciting. READ MORE"