Detroit Tigers bullpen

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Phil Coke: ‘Of Course I Feel Like I Can Get The Job Done’

Brad Ausmus offered the well-worn caveat that relievers often find it harder to pitch in no-pressure situations than in close games.

CBS Detroit–04/07/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up a solo home run to Brian Dozier (not pictured) of the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 23, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3 in eleven innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Leyland Says He Has No Issues With Bullpen, Believes In Benoit

The Detroit Tigers bullpen looks a bit like Jekyll and Hyde – perfectly capable and normal one day, downright frightening the next.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 4:  Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 4, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski Says Bullpen Is Good Enough

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Sunday that the team can win with its current bullpen.

CBS Detroit–07/28/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 10:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run with Torii Hunter #48 in the third inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 10, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Tigers Could Still Make 2013 World Series Despite Weaknesses

The bullpen will have to be better, either through improvement of existing players or through addition, but underestimating the importance of this offense would be a mistake.

CBS Detroit–07/19/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 28: Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Pirates defeated the Tigers 1-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Comfortable With Bullpen

Once regarded as the insurmountable weakness of an otherwise World Series-bound team, the relief pitching of the Detroit Tigers is edging back toward respectability.

CBS Detroit–07/11/2013

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