At the risk of sounding like Kanye West, let’s just say the Detroit Tigers starting rotation is evolving into one of the best in the history of baseball. When you can move a pitcher like Rick Porcello to the bullpen and have your third starter be the ERA leader in the American League, you know you have something special. Then when you mix in the pure dominance of Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, and you really have a staff that can carry a team with no help, which is basically what they have received this season.
It’s not fair that the Tigers have three legitimate aces in their rotation. Anibal Sanchez would be an ace pitcher on a good amount of teams, including the Chicago Cubs who pushed hard to make him just that this offseason. Scherzer is the probable AL Cy Young and Justin Verlander was the AL MVP and Cy Young winner two years ago. Oh, yeah, and I haven’t even brought up Doug Fister who normally would be a second or third starter on most teams.
When people look back at this current rotation for the Tigers, people will realize just how dominant and powerful this rotation is from top to bottom. The more they are shown on the big stage, the more it becomes apparent that what the Tigers have can only be rivaled by just a few teams in the history of baseball. No team wants the Tigers in the postseason and I can assure you it is not because of their amazing hitting, it’s because the Tigers possess not only the best rotation in the league this year, but a rotation that is one for the ages.