Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.
If fans did not like the Doug Fister trade initially, many can lament it now more than ever.
Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers’ split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday.
Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.
We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with the following seven players on contracts for the 2014 season
Just as they did during this season, the Detroit Tigers are trying to build a better bullpen.
The Detroit Tigers worked hard during the season to shore up their vulnerable bullpen, and despite those efforts, a lack of dependable relief arms took a dramatic toll Sunday.
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.
Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.