Face it now Tiger faithful, we're not going to sign a top tier, lights out type closer. Lyon lost the closer's job with the Diamondbacks last year, enduring a terrible second half of the season, to the tune of a post all-star break ERA of 8.46!
We're going to have to hope for come back of the year type performances either by Lyon, Rodney or some other guy, or a break out rookie performance by someone like Casey Fien, or a blossoming performance by Rule 5 pick Kyle Bloom.
Just about our whole stinking pitching staff is a riddled with "what ifs" and "hopefullys," along with a gamble or two thrown in for good measure.
Here's looking at 2009, Tigers Fans!