The free agent market spending has begun and trades are happening. The Detroit Tigers are planning on addressing the bullpen. We will look at not only internal candidates, but the free agent market as well.
Recently here at MCB, we have been looking at various arms to fill the bullpen needs of the Detroit Tigers. From a trio of lefties in Andrew Chafin, Matt Strahm and Ariel Miranda to minor league free agent ideas, there have been many options we have written about this off-season.
So here is the current Detroit Tigers bullpen with some names that could come up from Toledo at some point during the season. There will be a few that we will highlight later.
The Tigers could see Tyler Alexander as a possibility should Detroit sign another pitcher, but when we looked at his numbers last season, he was better as a starter than a bullpen arm.
So looking at the current state of the bullpen, there are some factors to consider. Kyle Funkhouser struggled the last month of the season. José Cisnero had some elbow issues towards the end of the season. On the plus side, Alex Lange stepped up in September as he finished the month with an ERA of 2.03 with a WHIP of 0.90, with just 3 walks over his last 13.1 innings pitched.Jake went into depth more about the bullpen as a collective not too far back, so there is more to it than meets the eye.
So let’s see what the current free agent market looks like first.