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Just How Bad is the Tigers Bullpen?

Nathan has been bad, but he's not the only one

While it might be more therapeutic to put together a few hundred words on one of the team’s bright spots like Rick Porcello or J.D. Martinez, a look into the Tigers biggest weakness seems timelier. With a month left in the major league season, just how bad has the Tigers bullpen been this season?

Part of this won’t come as a surprise. The Tigers weren’t set to have a good bullpen when the season started. But while Joe Nathan was always a risk given his age, an out and out collapse was a bit shocking. You could probably see Phil Coke’s struggles coming and Ian Krol falling on his face wasn’t terribly unexpected. It’s a less than stellar group with only Joba Chamberlain and Blaine Hardy...

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