The Detroit Tigers: Roaring Back to Mediocrity

June 16, 2008 – 12:14 am by TheRiot


First of all, many apologies to those out there (that means you, relatives) that have been missing my mediocre contributions to this blog. Sometimes the real world gets in the way of sitting on my couch, watching sports and blogging.

But the good news is I’m back. With a vengeance. Wasn’t that a Die Hard movie?

And speaking of back, how about them Detroit Tigers? They collected their sixth straight win after beating the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon and now sit six games back of the Central Division front-running White Sox.

Granted, both the Twinkies and Indians are in between them and the top of the division, but the Central is so mediocre who’s to say the Fighting Dontrelles — er, Verlanders — can’t make a run at winning this thing.

Biggest problem: The pitching staff isn’t very good. Jeremy Bonderman is out of the year, Kenny Rogers is 83 years old, Justin Verlander hasn’t been very consistent or good and the bullpen is full of a bunch of unproven guys and Todd Jones.

Honestly, I don’t see any way they can contend with a staff like that, especially considering the White Sox have one of the best pitching staffs in the league.

But hey, you never know.

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