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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: The Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the Detroit Tigers 6-5 in Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bullpen Blues Continue As Tigers Waste Early 5-Run Lead

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.

CBS Detroit–10/14/2013

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

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)

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Depth Could Jeopardize Postseason Run

Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2013

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 20: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 20, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Tigers 10-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Blog: Make Drew Smyly The Closer

It’s challenging to keep your sense of humor when discussing Jose Valverde.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2013

HOUSTON - MAY 03:  Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers attempts to regain control of the ball in the seventh inning on a hard-hit ball by Jose Altuve (not pictured) of the Houston Astros as Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers looks on at Minute Maid Park on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Most Underrated Players On The Detroit Tigers

Omar Infante – Infante is a solid hitter with a relatively live bat, who has far better range defensively than most major league second basemen.

97.1 The Ticket–05/08/2013

HOUSTON - MAY 03: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros as catcher Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros looks on at Minute Maid Park on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Avila’s 2-Run HR In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Astros

Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2013

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

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 10: Pitcher Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers starts against the Washington Nationals March 10, 2013 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello Named Tigers 5th Starter

There were three big stories at Tigers Spring Training coming into this season.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2013

(Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Moore Homers Twice As Nationals Beat Tigers 12-10

With opening day only two weeks away, Detroit Tigers starter Drew Smyly might have picked the wrong time to go into a slump.

97.1 The Ticket–03/18/2013

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 09:  Starting pitcher Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Drew Smyly

Sit Tight On Porcello, Smyly

Remember Rick Porcello? That tall lanky kid who was a pitcher for the Tigers, he wore #48? He’s gone.

97.1 The Ticket–03/08/2013

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