The Tigers dropped the weekend series to Oakland mainly because of closer Francisco Rodriguez blew saves on Saturday and Sunday. It's like Jose Valverde all over again. Here are the top 5 candidates for the NEW TIGER CLOSER.

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The conversation should start and end with Justin Wilson. He has been one of the few people in the bullpen who can actually get people out. It may be only a matter of time before K Rod gets his groove back but Justin Wilson has earned it.

If not, Alex Wilson should get a shot. K Rod has BLOWN 4 saves in 30 games so far. That leads the league. He blew 5 saves ALL of last year. Tigers "Manager" Brad Ausmus sounds like he may be ready to give someone else a shot. To that, I say DUH!