illustration by Samara Pearlstein
Who’s it going to be? If the Tigers decide to keep their wandering eyes at home, that coveted final spot in the rotation will have to go to one of the following:
Pro: The very thought of him should make everyone happy.
Con: Only one season of minor league service under his belt thus far.
Pro: Most pun-able name, a boon for headline-writers throughout the Tigersphere.
Con: Potential hellish pun onslaught.
Pro: Has some big league experience, won’t be freaked out by Comerica or naked postgame hugs from Papa Grande.
Con: Big league experience was not that confidence-inducing.
Pro: Really tall, great downward motion on the mound.
Con: Lack of flexibility, pretty poor pick-off move.
Pro: Can catch for his own relievers if necessary.
Con: May not be sufficiently stretched out to start.
Let the final run up to Fifth Starter Decision 2012 commence!