The Detroit Tigers should give Chaz Roe a look.
While he may not be a closer or be the type of lockdown relief arm most would expect, there is some value in Chaz Roe. He’s a veteran who has been with the Tampa Bay Rays organization for the last five seasons.
He’s a 35-year-old right-handed arm with nine years of experience in the big leagues and is coming off of back-to-back seasons where he struggled. The stuff he has is good; it’s a wipeout slider with a changeup that has depth.
If he could stay healthy, he may just become a reliable option to have for the sixth, seventh, or eighth inning. Similar to Betances, it’s a player the Tigers would have to bet on. Roe’s season ended early in 2021 with a shoulder injury, and the hope would be that he could bounce back strong in 2022.
He’s shown the ability to be a quality reliever. He was one of the players that the Rays consistently trotted out there to get outs, and he was able to do so. If the Tigers wanted to bring in a veteran who has pitched in these high-leverage situations, Roe is someone to consider.
It may be a gamble or something that is not a sure bet, but Roe is someone who could be a quality addition to this team’s bullpen.
The bottom line is, the Tigers need to add some bullpen depth. Where it will come from is to be determined, but some moves need to be made.