|Anibal Sanchez has given up at least five earned runs in half of his starts. He's coughed up at least seven in three of his 10 outings.
|They take two of three in St. Louis and then come home and lose two to Milwaukee. Again, baseball is a funny game.
|Dave Dombrowski seems to be good at everything except building a bullpen -- and it's a startling blind spot. Year after year after year. |
|Unless you're an opposing pitcher or a fan of another AL Central team, it has to be pretty fun to have Vintage Miguel Cabrera back.
|Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene have thus far been good additions, but now Anibal Sanchez's performance and Justin Verlander's injury are concerns. |
|That offense, man. Pretty scary. Hey, how quickly would the Detroit-area Internet melt if Brad Ausmus puts Joe Nathan back in the closer role when he returns? |
|Chances to stick: Good. I was in the minority in picking them to win their division, but I do not think they are going anywhere just yet. They could get bad in a few years, but they still have plenty of prime firepower right now.|
|Overreaction: Joe Nathan got the save, so everything's OK!|
|Most of the spring injuries have progressed nicely (not all, though, as Justin Verlander will start on the DL), so I'm comfortable with having them at the top of the AL Central again.|
|Yes, they're still a playoff-caliber team and no, I'm not worried about Miguel Cabrera or Victor Martinez (so long as that means I'm expecting Martinez to be good but not 2014 good).|