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J.J. Abrams' latest series, "Revolution", is a compelling look at what our society would become of our society is the world's electricity was suddenly shut down.
What happens when the lights go out?
I can't say for sure, but my best guess is that the resulting dystopian wasteland would bear more than a passing resemblance to the Detroit Tigers' bullpen.
The Tigers have turned blowing late leads into an art form. The bullpen sports a league-worst 5.17 ERA and has converted only eight of a possible 14 save chances.
Much of that blame can and should fall on Jose Valverde, and now that he's down with a tweaked back, Joaquin Benoit has an opportunity to right the ship.
Benoit's early ERA is ugly, but a .444 BABIP is as much to blame as anything else. I'd much rather focus on his 34.7-percent strikeout rate, which ranks fifth among all AL relievers.
It's possible that Benoit will get a save chance or two and the job will pass back to Valverde when he returns in a couple of days, but it's also possible that he'll mow down the opposition so impressively that he'll earn himself a longer look at the closer's gig.
It's also possible that Valverde's injury is worse than we think, as "Papa Grande" hasn't exactly been a picture of health throughout his career.
Nothing is guaranteed, but if you can spare the roster spot, Benoit is a great speculative play.