The Tigers announced today that Nate Robertson is headed to the bullpen. I’m watching the game now and Dave Dombrowski was on and said it was more to work on Nate’s slider. You wonder if this were June whether they would have tried to push Nate Robertson down to the minors. I don’t know where he’s at option wise but with the minor league seasons winding down, it makes little sense at this point. My guess is, they’ll find a few blowouts and let Nate work through things with some extended relief innings.
Every year I write up one of my historical diaries, I fall behind and this year was no exception. With some persistence though, I’ve finally caught up and today marks the day that Dick McAuliffe literally knocked Tommy John out of a game.