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Edwin Jackson: Thanks for Saving the Detroit Tigers

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Less than seven months ago, Detroit Tigers fans and the rest of the baseball world knew what the problem was in Detroit. Pitching.

The Tigers' pitching staff was one of the worst in the league, let alone just the American League. No Detroit pitcher had an ERA under 3.29 in 2008 and fans screamed for help and rumors began to swirl near the trade deadline.

At the deadline in 2008, Detroit dealt hall-of-fame catcher, Ivan Rodriguez to the New York Yankees in exchange for hard throwing reliever, Kyle Farnsworth. Fans were anything but happy.

In 16 appearances with Detroit, Farnsworth posted a 6.75 ERA, and gave up 15 hits per nine innings pitched. The fans had a sense of 'told you so', and at the end of the s...

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