Theo Epstein on the closer by committee in 2003

Prior to the season, Jim Leyland expressed why he doesn't want to use a closer by committe. I appreciated his honesty. And you automatically understand — and this sounds kind of selfish, but I told you this all along — there is no question that it makes it a hundred times better when you have […]

Jim Leyland Just Wants to Chillax

From the "some of us suspected this all along" department: The Tigers have yet to name a closer for the upcoming season. Rookie favorite Bruce Rondon has been erratic this spring, with quality setup men Joaquin Benoit and Phil Coke performing reasonably well. A trade is also a possibility, and Carlos Marmol's name has come up.* *Obligatory […]