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Miguel Cabrera wins the Triple Crown, the Oakland A's won the AL West and will face the Tigers in the ALDS, and the Boston Red Sox have decided to fire Bobby Valentine. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
"Admittedly, there’s a litany of nouveau smart arguments lined up to chip away at what Miggy’s done, and that’s sort of sad -- sabermetrics really should be enlisted for better purposes than to try and add a Nelson Muntz-like "ha-HA!" to the end of an achievement. "
A crowning achievement! Miguel Cabrera wins baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years
MLive, James Schmehl
I, for one, loved how confused Cabrera looked when Leyland took him out of the game last night.
Verlander Needs To Step Up This Post-Season
Motor City Bengals, John Verburg
Between being an overworked rookie in 2006 and being tossed around by Mother Nature last year, something tells me that we will see a very different Verlander in the postseason this year.
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera clinches Triple Crown, tips cap to Kansas City crowd
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe
A very underrated part of last night's game was the classy ovation that the Kansas City crowd gave to Cabrera.
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THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS ARE THE AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST CHAMPIONS!
In case you didn't hear, the Tigers will be playing the Oakland A's in the first round. Be prepared to hear much more from Athletics Nation in the next few days.
Brandon McCarthy could pitch in the postseason
HardballTalk, Drew Silva
While I would not look forward to facing him, it would be truly amazing if he were able to come back and pitch against the Tigers in this series.