Thursday, June 4, 2009

Enough About Bondo to the Bullpen

With the upcoming return of Bonderman to the Tigers, Dombrowski and Leyland are faced with the task of deciding what to do with our rotation. Three of our pitchers are clearly safe with the kind of success they've had so far this season so the question comes down to which of the following 3 are going to the bullpen: D-Train, Gallaraga, or Bondo. The answer has to be one of the first two. I know its been awhile since he has pitched, but Bondo is oftentimes horrendous over his first two innings of work before settling down. It has really been the only thing keeping him from becoming a dominant pitcher over the years, his achilles heal if you will. How many innings does a relief pitcher usually pitch? I think the answer is one or two but I could be wrong. Anyone else see a problem?