Detroit Tigers: Jonathan Papelbon Is Not the Right Fit at Closer

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Detroit Tigers: Jonathan Papelbon Is Not the Right Fit at Closer
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Jonathan Papelbon is not the answer to the Detroit Tigers problems at closer.

The Tigers have had a revolving door with their ninth inning guy all season, and have been searching for a suitable closer since Jose Valverde's blow up in the 2012 postseason.

Detroit originally trusted 22-year-old rookie Bruce Rondon to inherit the position this season, but Rondon has disappointed so far.  Other options, including Valverde and a closer-by-committee plan, have not worked either.

For the majority of the season, Papelbon has been rumored to be on the trade market for the struggling Philadelphia Phillies, who are currently 9.5 games back of first place in the National League East.

Papelbon would be a flashy addition, but at the end of the day, the Tigers would be making a huge mistake acquiring the 32-year-old right-hander.

Here are the four reasons why Papelbon is not the right fit in Detroit:

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