There are lots of good things going on in Detroit Tigers town right now. Really the city of Detroit could use something really good to rally around right now. It’s good the Tigers are once again a powerhouse. There is one area of the team that remains an uncertainty however. There is no specific person set aside to be the closer at this point in the spring season. And… who cares?
Really, why in the world does it matter who they chose as their closer? This isn’t a team that is going to win their division by nail biting victories barely edged out in the ninth inning. Have you seen the offense? Prince Fielder, Omar Infante, Torii Hunter, and there is that one guy that won the Triple Crown last season. What was his name? Oh right, Miguel Cabrera, maybe you’ve heard of him?
I don’t mean to be too sarcastic here. Of course it is a good thing to have someone who closes out ballgames. How many know that teams won games before there were specific closers? Show of hands? Bruce Rondon will probably be able to handle most closing duties but there are a couple of other guys in the pen that have closed before as well. It’s going to be okay.
Jim Leyland isn’t exactly a rookie manager. He knows how to manager and most importantly, he knows how to win. They are going to win. There is no doubt. When asked how close the Tigers are to being a perfect team, Leyland reportedly said something to the effect of, “There are no perfect teams.” Uh huh, you know what that means? They are pretty darn close to perfect. Someone will close, someone won’t and they’ll still win.