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Tigers Pen a Strength Despite Lack of Lefties

Jason Beck recently took a look at the Tigers bullpen and it’s hard not to like what the Tigers are bringing back.  It wasn’t that many years ago that the Tigers bullpen was a weakness, but not any more.  The Tigers boast a solid big three in Joel Zumaya, Fernando Rodney and Todd Jones and the supporting cast is solid as well.  I still don’t like the signing of Jose Mesa and I really don’t think he’ll be a factor by the end of the year.  I hope I’m wrong, but who knows.

Of course all the talk centers around a left handed relief pitcher with the departure of Jamie Walker.  Right now, Wil Ledezma will probably the primary lefty but his future is still as a starter.  I think a wild card will be Joey Eischen, who has something to prove.  Also don’t rule out Rule Five pick Edward Campusano.  He’s got a live arm but he’s never pitched higher then Double A.

Even with one lefty though, the Tigers pen will still keep them in games.  They’ll have some decisions to make after the 2007, but for now, I’ll just enjoy what the Tigers have.

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