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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 16:  Pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Comerica Park on June 16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

3 Reasons For Justin Verlander As Tigers Closer [BLOG]

Even amongst his struggles last season, Verlander once again became “Must See JV” when the team needed him most.

97.1 The Ticket–06/17/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 08: Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on April 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 4-2. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

No World Series Winner Has Ever Traded For A Closer During The Season

The Tigers need to find a closer. This much is agreed upon. Where to find that closer?

97.1 The Ticket–06/15/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 31: Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 31, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won the game 7-5. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Stick With Valverde…For Now

Let’s stick with Valverde for now.

97.1 The Ticket–06/05/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 28: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first innng of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello Should Be The Tigers Closer

Let’s face it. The Tigers have a problem. They don’t have a closer.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2013

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 9: Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tigers won 3-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jose Valverde Solid At Extended Spring Training

Tigers reliever Jose Valverde took one step closer to pitching for Triple-A Toledo on Monday as he completed two innings of work in an extended spring training game

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tigers Sign Jose Valverde To A Minor League Deal

According to Tigers TV play-by-play man Mario Impemba , the Detroit Tigers have signed their former closer Jose Valverde to a minor league deal.

97.1 The Ticket–04/04/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 1: Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the Opening Day game on April 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Win, But The Bullpen Could Be A Problem

The Tiger’s first game of the 2013 season was encouraging.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Bruce Rondon of Venezuela and the Detroit Tigers during player introductions prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tigers Option Rondon To Triple-A, Will Close By Committee

The Tigers held the closer job open for Bruce Rondon.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers looks at the ball on the mound against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tigers Now Want To Trade For A Closer, But It Won’t Be Easy

Spring training trades aren’t easy. Spring training trades for closers might be even tougher.

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2013

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