Originally Posted by TonyR
Everyone was so ready to crown Detroit when they acquired Fielder. Nice acquistion, very good team. But Fielder, and players like him, really aren't the key. It's more about pitching, and for Detroit it's whether or not they have enough after Verlander to contend deep into October. And the jury is still decidedly out on that question.
Yeah, I question Detroit's pitching too.
Verlander is an Ace, but they have questions. Scherzer is pitching like crap, Porcello below average, Smyly is a nice surprise, but will that last? Fister is a solid pitcher actually, not overly great, but a decent arm.
The bullpen though, Valverde has been terrible out there. I wonder if he's in danger of losing his job.