Looking for Allison? She took the episode off in order to see a screening of "42." Expect a review on next week's podcast.
- Brayan Villarreal on the hot seat.
- The Detroit Tigers bullpen by committee experiment is a work in progress, Jim Leyland still doesn't have a system in place.
- Is Phil Coke a LOOGY or not?
- Will Joaquin Benoit end up as the de facto closer?
- Drew Smyly and Darin Downs deserve bigger roles.
- Did Ramon Santiago pass the audition?
- The velocity of Justin Verlander's fastball down according to baseball hipsters, ignoring the small sample size.
- Torii Hunter makes his presence quickly known. Brennan Boesch and Quintin Berry who?
- The Tigers have wasted the potential of the designated hitter for much of the history of the position.
- The payroll piper will have to be paid in the next 2-3 seasons and fans will not like it.
- The Tigers have several core players on the cusp of their next contract (by 2015) who will either get significant raises or massive, long-term deals from another team (Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister, Alex Avila, Rick Porcello). It's a depressing thought, but the Tigers will not be able to keep them all.
- If the Tigers decide to trade Miguel Cabrera, after this season is the time to do it. His value will never be higher with two years left on his contract.
- The Tigers release "Future All-Star" Cale Iorg.
- Can you honestly say the AL Central is tougher than last season after a mere eight games?
- Sad Allison is sad. The Blue Jays claim Casper Wells.
- It's going to be a great season if you're a fan MLB.
- Rebel umpires are needed. As in robots.
- WXYT's Mike Valenti knows less than nothing about baseball.
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