Detroit Tigers Opening Day Roster Comparison


I admit I’m mostly posting this for my convenience so I can find this again in case I want to compare team age on opening day from year to year or something like that. I am also only about 95% sure about the 2009 opening day roster. I got it from looking over box scores from early in the season. (How did Anderson make the team over Raburn?)

I’ll put in one curious fact here so I can claim I learned something. Eddie Bonine and Ryan Perry are the only Tiger relievers on both opening day rosters. Some of this is due to injuries: Seay, Zumaya. Some of this is due to free agency: Rodney, Lyon. Some due to atrociousness: Rincon. Hopefully the new bullpen can hold some leads as offense may be a problem again in 2010.

Tigers 2009 Roster (Opening Day) Tigers 2010 Roster (Opening Day)
Infield Infield
Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera
Placido Polanco Scott Sizemore
Adam Everett Adam Everett
Brandon Inge Brandon Inge
Ramon Santiago Ramon Santiago
Jeff Larish Don Kelly
Outfield Outfield
Magglio Ordonez Magglio Ordonez
Curtis Granderson Austin Jackson
Marcus Thames Johnny Damon
Josh Anderson Ryan Raburn
Carlos Guillen Carlos Guillen
Catchers Catchers
Gerald Laird Gerald Laird
Matt Treanor Alex Avila
Starting Pitchers Starting Pitchers
Justin Verlander Justin Verlander
Rick Porcello Rick Porcello
Armando Galarraga Max Scherzer
Edwin Jackson Jeremy Bonderman
Zach Miner Dontrelle Willis
RH Relief Pitchers RH Relief Pitchers
Brandon Lyon Jose Valverde
Fernando Rodney Eddie Bonine
Eddie Bonine Joel Zumaya
Juan Rincon Ryan Perry
Ryan Perry
LH Relief Pitchers LH Relief Pitchers
Bobby Seay Fu-Te Ni
Nate Robertson Phil Coke
Brad Thomas

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