Who will be the Tigers fifth starter?
It looks to be a four hourse race for the final spot in the starting rotation between Dontrelle Willis, Nate Robertson, Zach Miner, and Rick Porcello. Who is the favorite right now? Zach Miner is versatile enough to pitch out of the pen, and my money is that Porcello will spend one more year in the minors streching his arm out and getting some more seasoning, so that leaves Dontrelle Willis and Nate Robertson. The Tiger fan in me wants Nate Robertson to pitch well enough to earn the spot because he has pitched in some big games for the Tigers in the past and he makes his home here in Detroit and I really respect that. But my respect doesn't win games in the big leagues! No matter who wins the final spot you will have an extra starting pitcher and then the question becomes what do you do with that extra pitcher. I guess I wouldn't be suprised if a trade occured before opening day. I would like some feed back and opinions on this on going situation down in Lakeland.