Report: Miami Marlins interview Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon for manager post
MLive, James Schmehl
This is somewhat of a surprise, but it would be nice to see McClendon get another managerial job. Also, it gives us an excuse to dust off this old gem.
Jim Leyland is back as Tigers' manager
Baseball Nation, Amy K. Nelson
Another fantastic piece from one of SB Nation's finest, and yet another look at the kind of person that Leyland is. It's really, really hard to not like this guy.
Concession Speech: 2012 Detroit Tigers
Big League Stew, Ian Casselberry
As always, Uncle Ian delivers.
Flaws that cost Tigers the World Series weren't new
The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching
Kurt's News column, for those who missed it.
Outfield Analysis and Future Options
Eye On the Tigers, Colin Maresh
As you may have noticed, I'll be going a bit more in depth with many of the options outlined here, but this is a good primer for what to expect this offseason.
Fans to Distribute Eternal Wrath Upon Leyland, Peralta, Dotel For At Least One More Glorious Year
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
Former MLive writer Patrick Hayes used to do a weekly segment poking fun at horrible comments on his articles. Doc expands his medium to great effect here (and could probably do one of these every day with original material).
MLB Hot Stove:
Royals Acquire Ervin Santana
While Santana struggled in 2012, this is a steal for the Royals. It's also a steal for the other four teams in the AL Central if he doesn't return to form in 2013.
Rays rumors: Tampa Bay likely to extend B.J. Upton qualifying offer
MLB Daily Dish, Blaine Blontz
This one is a couple days late, but not surprising at all. It definitely makes teams think twice about signing him though.
2013 Top 50 Free Agents With Predictions
MLB Trade Rumors, Tim Dierkes
MLB Trade Rumors is running a contest to see who can predict the most free agent destinations correctly throughout the offseason. Pro tip: your odds of winning aren't too bad if you just put "Yankees" in every box.
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Baseball’s Most Selective Hitter
FanGraphs Baseball, Carson Cistulli
You will not be surprised to see that there are no Tigers on this list. And no, Delmon Young isn't the least selective hitter in baseball.
And finally, it looks like Bryce Harper has an...interesting sense of humor.