Friday Apr 11
The Detroit News
Lynn Henning: Tigers develop starting arms on the farm, but relievers another matter
Note the following names and what they have in common beyond their past and present job stations in the Tigers bullpen: Todd Jones, Jose Valverde, Joaquin Benoit, Joe Nathan, Al Alburquerque, Jose Veras, Phil Coke and Octavio Dotel.
Bless You Boys
Fiar Joan Naythen
As we all know, Joe Nathan is the game's worst closer because he cost Max Scherzer his first win of the season .
With Bobby Parnell out, Jose Valverde likely to close for Mets
In the wake of Bobby Parnell's MCL tear, it appears veteran closer Jose Valverde will get first shot at the closer role.
Garden City Observer
Detroit 4, Kansas City 3: Alex Gonzalez the hero as Tigers win on Opening Day
Alex Gonzalez, left, celebrates his ninth inning walk off single with Rajai Davis as the Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals for Opening Day at Comerica Park Monday Mar. 31, 2014.