The Tigers start their spring season this afternoon in their traditional exhibition game against Florida Southern. Game time is 1 pm and it looks like most of the Tigers regulars will start the game and get an at bat before they come out. For spring news and notes, I love the Press Pass info. that MLB.com puts out for each of the teams. Unfortunately the first Tigers Press Pass isn’t out yet.
I’m going to try to live blog the game but can’t make any promises because of a work commitment. I’m supposed to get out of a meeting at noon which should give me enough time to get back and blog but if things run late or something pops up I may be late.
In other interesting news, Jim Leyland said he’d go with a four man rotation with Phil Coke and Brad Penny fighting for the chance at the fourth spot. A fifth starter wouldn’t be necessary until April 10 which is almost a full two weeks into the season. It looks like Jason Beck is leaning towards Coke coming out of the pen to start the season and Penny getting the starts based on their recent histories.