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Joba Chamberlain: Trusted Reliever

Joba has emerged to be the reliable man in the pen

Tigers' fans have a difficult relationship with relievers and the Tigers have had a few particularly volatile relievers over the last decade. Many were excited to see the Tigers sign Joe Nathan this winter to quiet their ninth inning anxieties, but he hasn't done that. The Tigers' other free agent reliever, the one we didn't trust, is actually the bullpen hero one-third of the way to October.

It's easy to forget that Joba Chamberlain was the low-risk flyer the Tigers signed after claiming Joe Nathan as their big offseason prize. It was supposed to be the steady-as-ever Joe Nathan settling the bullpen with Chamberlain getting a chance to prove himself and remake his value heading into next year. Things change quickly. The Tigers have had six regular relievers and a rotating seventh... Recommended Stories

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