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I'm predicting that the 2014 starting rotation will have one new member in it: Luke Putkonen. While I believe Rick Porcello should still get a shot with the Detroit Tigers during the upcoming year, I feel the Tigers will trade him either before or during spring training if they get a package which is to their liking.
I also believe that Max Scherzer is not going to pitch as well in 2013, and with injury concerns with his shoulder, the Tigers should trade him before the 2014 season at the latest. While there are some pitchers that should be signed to a long-term deal, I believe the Tigers shouldn't lock in Scherzer to be a huge part of their future.
Besides, with Scherzer's superb 2012 season, some teams will pay a lot for him on the trade market before he gets his money as a free agent after the 2014 season.
Putkonen is a big pitcher, and while he only pitched 16 innings for the Tigers in 2012, if he stays healthy and keeps working, he could have a big impact in 2014. Some pitchers take longer to develop, but if Putkonen keeps his walks down, then he has as good a chance as anyone to become a mainstay in the Tigers' starting rotation as their No. 5 pitcher.
Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez and Drew Smyly will be well established at this point, so it will not come as a surprise that they will still be in the starting rotation in 2014.