The Tigers' start has historic significance considering how baseball's 20 worst teams began their following seasons.
Why the stigma of losing 20 games? Bad enough for Steve Carlton should be good enough for others.
As the losses mount for Tigers rookie Jeremy Bonderman, the question should be: Is he making progress?
Filled with young and inexperienced pitching staffs, the Royals and Tigers will certainly face tough times in 2003.
While it must be tempting to slot the 20-year-old Jeremy Bonderman into their rotation, the Tigers should be cautious to not overexpose the young right-hander.