Detroit Tigers relief pitchers will need to make progress on the field during the 2018 season in order for the franchise’s rebuild to pick up some steam.
Detroit Tigers fans have seen what happens to bullpens when there aren’t defined roles.
However, the moves sunk Detroit from a record standpoint, as the Tigers ended with a 74-87 tally in the final standings.
While the group struggled, there was no real structure or roles in the relief corps. This started with the closer’s role and trickled down.
All told, Detroit used 17 pitchers in the second half. Over that span, the Tigers’ bullpen posted the 27th-worst fWAR, the third-highest FIP and the highest SIERA in the league.