The Tigers ranked among the preseason favorites to make a run to the World Series on expectations of huge things from the offense and the Verlander/Scherzer/Fister/Sanchez starting quartet. The one question facing Jim Leyland and Detroit coming out of spring training was the closer role. Hard-throwing Bruce Rondon was on the board for a potential [...]

1 Justin Verlander 2 Roy Halladay 3 Clayton Kershaw 4 Cliff Lee 5 Tim Lincecum 6 C.C. Sabathia 7 Jered Weaver 8 Felix Hernandez 9 Dan Haren 10 Cole Hamels 11 Zack Greinke 12 Jon Lester 13 Stephen Strasburg 14 David Price 15 Matt Cain 16 Yovani Gallardo 17 Ian Kennedy 18 Madison Bumgarner 19 [...]