As workouts begin in Lakeland for the Detroit Tigers, there will surely be plenty of focus on the players they acquired during the winter. How do the new catcher, shortstop, and pitchers look? Another important move that was made, which received some attention over the weekend, was the addition of a new pitching coach.
But which acquisition will make the biggest difference for the Tigers in 2009? An improved defense will keep opposing runs down. But new arms in the starting rotation and bullpen could help, too. Or will that pitching staff benefit most from a new philosophy?
That leads us to this week's poll question:
What was the Tigers' most important move of the offseason?
Of course, your comments on the subject are also welcome. Is there anyone we forgot to include?
You can find the poll on the right sidebar below the FanPosts block. Or you can click here to vote. And if you have suggestions for future poll questions, shoot me an e-mail. We've gotten some good ones over the past couple of weeks that I hope to use in the very near future.
Last week's poll started off closely, and I thought it might stay that way. But one choice eventually pulled away.
Which Tiger will be the biggest story of Spring Training?
40% Dontrelle Willis
4% Nate Robertson
24% Rick Porcello
2% Zach Miner
20% Jeremy Bonderman
0% Fernando Rodney
5% Ryan Perry
1% Gary Sheffield