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  1. Tigers wisely bypass Zumaya for Valverde

    Eric Karabell

    I found it ironic and not at all surprising that Jose Valverde ended up signing with the Detroit Tigers, because I'd venture to say he's one of the more underrated relief pitchers in the game, and the team had a gaping hole at the back of i...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  2. Jose Valverde, signed by the Detroit Tigers, can be trusted again...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the Detroit Tigers' closer situation following their signing of Jose Valverde, and also ranks his top 20 closers for 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2010
  3. Phil Hughes and Joel Zumaya making noise in Triple-A

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein comments on several notable performances from Wednesday in the minors and sees potential reinforcement for the Yankees' rotation and the Tigers' bullpen.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2009
  4. Camp notes: Zumaya, Escobar make strides

    Eric Karabell,

    • Tigers relief pitcher Joel Zumaya threw off a mound Monday, his first time doing so in three weeks since dealing with a sore shoulder and muscle cramps. Zumaya's throwing session lasted about five minutes, and he's scheduled to have...

    Blog | March 24, 2009
  5. Camp notes: Reyes, Ramirez not leading off?

    Eric Karabell,

    Welcome back to the ESPN Fantasy spring training blog, a daily compendium of what's happening in baseball's preseason! Since pitchers and catchers just reported over the weekend -- and really, shouldn't that in itself be some sort of h...

    Blog | February 17, 2009
  6. If You're Hardcore (AL): Who should close in Detroit?

    Will Harris

    Will Harris analyzes the Tigers' late-inning options out of the bullpen.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2008
  7. Spin: Yanks pick up Pudge

    Eric Karabell

    Stop the presses! The Yankees have acquired Ivan Rodriguez from the Detroit Tigers for Kyle Farnsworth. This is a potentially major deal for not only real baseball, but fantasy too, and it might end up helping both teams, maybe like the Josh Hamilton...

    Blog | July 30, 2008
  8. If You're Hardcore: Which Indians corner OFs will emerge?

    Will Harris

    Will Harris discusses the Indians' corner outfielders and which will emerge with the most fantasy value.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2008
  9. Livan winning in AL with guile

    Maybe you prefer pure power, total domination. Maybe you loved Dwight Gooden in 1985 and Roger Clemens in the 2000 playoffs and Joel Zumaya's 101 mph fastball in 2006. But maybe you like a pitcher who works a game like Indiana Jones -- lots of tens...

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2008
  10. AL Players starting on the DL

    Stephania Bell,

    Stephania Bell recaps the injury prognosis of AL players on the DL.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2008
  11. No quick fixes for Detroit's bullpen

    The Tigers looked for relievers at the end of spring training, their scouts poking around for good arms, club officials scanning the waiver wires. The injuries to Joel Zumaya and Fernando Rodney have decimated the middle part of their bullpen and Det...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2008
  12. Tuesday Taters

    • Courtesy of Lynn Henning, here's the best thing you'll read about Joel Zumaya's injury. When I heard about Zumaya's injury, my first thought was something like: "See, humans just aren't supposed to throw a baseball more than 100 miles an...

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2007
  13. Zumaya's career in jeopardy

    The news about Joel Zumaya is just awful: He will apparently miss at least half of next season, and probably more. You see the words -- "major reconstruction of the AC joint in his shoulder" -- and you have to wonder if he'll ever be able to throw a ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2007
  14. The Big Rotowski: Making useless players useful again

    Christopher Harris

    Many fantasy players have been written off for this fantasy season, but that doesn't mean you don't want them next year.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2007
  15. The fifth dimension

    Interesting game in Chicago last night. While Chad Durbin pitched eight shutout innings, Joel Zumaya did his best to blow a 6-0 lead. This is the best account I've found. What was Durbin -- who racked up a 10.54 ERA in his first three starts -- doi...

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2007
  16. Flamethrowers often flame out

    Keith Law

    Having a secondary pitch, good control and proper mechanics have helped Joel Zumaya avoid the fate of most flamethrowing phenoms.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2007