Dave Dombrowski said Tigers intend for Drew Smyly to be in 2014 rotation. This supports notion of Scherzer/Porcello being available.
Detroit Free Press "The plan for Drew Smyly has worked well so far. It continued to work well Monday, when Tigers manager Jim Leyland didn’t have to use his promising young pitcher. “We have been lucky, to be honest with you,” Leyland said. “It’s worked out pretty good. He’s got time in, he’s throwing some pitches..." May 28
Detroit Free Press "Right-hander Rick Porcello has won a job in the Tigers' rotation. Left-hander Drew Smyly has won a spot on the 25-man roster as a reliever. Porcello was not available to talk to the media following Tuesday's announcement by manager Jim Leyland. Leyland still hasn't said who will start..." March 27
Detroit News "His preference was clear from that day in December when the Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez to a free-agent contract. "You can't have six starters," said Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers front-office steward whose inclination to stick Drew Smyly into the rotation and trade Rick Porcello has been the..." March 19
Detroit News "Allen Iverson stepped onto the basketball court that December night in 1995. After all, it wasn't "practice" — Iverson's famous nemesis — it was a game, and Iverson was the first player on the floor for warm-ups as Georgetown prepared to play St. Leo. Near the opposite bench, a 6-year-old boy..." March 06
Michigan Live "During spring training a year ago, six young pitchers competed for the fifth spot in the Detroit Tigers starting rotation. This year, there are just two pitchers battling. But the competition might be just as interesting. Right-hander Rick Porcello has been the subject of trade rumors..." February 12
Detroit Free Press "Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly have become good friends. In spring training, they will compete for the final spot in the Tigers' rotation. "I was in that situation one year with Oakland," pitching coach Jeff Jones said Saturday. "My best friend on the team was Rick Lysander, and we were..." February 10