Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Rebuilding the D-Train
The Tigers are going to do with Dontrelle Willis what the Blue Jays did with Roy Halladay: They're sending him down to single-A to rebuild his delivery. After an atrocious start, it was either that or release him. But after signing a three-year extension for close to $10 million per, Detroit couldn't really do that, so Willis agreed to the demotion. When you think about it, Willis is only 25. Although he has already had a 22-win season, he's still young and a lot of guys don't even make it to the majors at that age yet. It worked for Halladay and Los Tigres are hoping it works for D-Train.