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Detroit Tigers: Breaking down and reconstructing for next year

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Apr 30, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; A view of Comerica Park prior to the game of the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; A view of Comerica Park prior to the game of the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 19, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson (30) during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Bullpen

Long Relief: Shane Greene

Middle Relief: Buck Farmer, Arcenio Leon, Daniel Stumpf

Set Up: Alex Wilson

Closer: Joe Jimenez

There are several parts to a bullpen, but here is where I see it standing based on who the Detroit Tigers have already in their system.

Obviously, a bullpen is full of constantly moving parts. But in a general sense, here is what I see.

Greene has been impressive, but has failed in a starting role in recent years. He has been exceedingly good since the move to reliever so there he shall stay.

Leon and Stumpf have struggled in their appearances this year without a doubt.  But the team likes them and they will continue to grow into solid arms.  The experience from this year will go a long way.

Making the move from starter is Farmer. He has a lot wrong with him to be a starter.  But his fastball approach to hitters will work in a middle relief role.

The setup role is pretty similar.  Even with one Wilson Brother gone, the other stays put.

The closer is the fun part.  Jiménez is a great prospect and he is projected to be the next best closer.  So with no Justin Wilson, Jiménez gets his shot.

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