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Tigers Spring Training 2013: Questions and plots to follow in Lakeland

Spring training camp has opened in Lakeland. Here are some important questions that will be answered.

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Coke shouldn't close

Phil Coke's success against the Yankees during the 2012 postseason may have swayed some opinions toward using him in Detroit's closer role. Fight the urge. He'll succeed in the right situations, but

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Boesch signs with Yankees

Former Tiger outfielder Brennan Boesch has signed with the New York Yankees for a reported $ 1.5 million.

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Bullpen is Tigers' greatest weakness

The Tiger bullpen, as a unit, was below league average in 2012. The Tigers have not done enough during this offseason to change that fact, either.

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Bullpen battle: Leyland says six spots are filled

Jim Leyland says that he already has six relievers in mind for the Opening Day roster, with one slot still an open competition. Who's in, who's out, and should we read too far into this?

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What will the Tigers do with Brennan Boesch?

Brennan Boesch can be one of the best hitters in the league, or one of the worst. What are the Tigers options if he doesn't hit this spring?

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2013 questions: Porcello or Smyly?

Rick Porcello has seniority. Drew Smyly has the more recent results, as well as better projections. One of them will be in the Tigers' rotation. Who'll win the battle?

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Can Bruce Rondon survive closer scrutiny?

Sure he's barely pitched above Double A. But that didn't stop the Tigers from tabbing Bruce Rondon as closer-in-waiting. Is he ready for that kind of pressure? Spring training should help us find out.

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Can V-Mart pick up where he left off?

January 2012, Victor Martinez blew out his knee while doing a routine workout in Florida. He was lost for the season. Now he's back in Lakeland, but is he ready for the long, grueling season ahead?

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Spring Training 2013: Tigers Q&A

With spring training camps opening (finally!) this week, it's time to start asking questions about the Tigers' roster that will be answered during the next six (or seven) weeks in Lakeland.

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