Report: Detroit Tigers were after James Shields before Kansas City traded for him
MLive.com, Josh Slagter
I have nothing witty to say here. Sorry.
Why Does Lynn Henning Hate Jhonny Peralta?
Prepare to laugh. A lot.
In Case You Missed It: Dave Dombrowski’s Twitter Chat
The Daily Fungo, Mike McClary
I'd like to point out that Dave started the conversation by signing onto Twitter with "How are my Twitters doing?" Pretty much made my day.
Tigers' Tom Brookens will be aggressive with runners; Gene Lamont had eye problem
Detroit Free Press, Kirkland Crawford
Not to sound insensitive, but it was pretty apparent that Lamont had an "eye problem."
Elsewhere in baseball:
A-Rod centaur mystery persists as he issues ‘minotaur’ painting denial
Big League Stew, David Browns
This is easily ... easily ... one of the creepiest pictures I've ever seen. And this is coming from someone who had A-Rod posters (yes, plural) on their wall (judgement is not welcome) for the better part of their adolescent youth.
How the Royals can win the AL Central
SweetSpot Blog, Mark Simon
Five theories regarding the Minnesota Twins
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
Only theory that makes sense is that they are actually trying to be terrible at baseball. In which case they are succeeding stupendously.
Pete Rose’s new TLC reality show starts in January
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman
I have no words for this. Oh wait, yes I do ... train-wreck.
Cooperstown and Kenny Lofton
The Hardball Times
A look at the man likely to be completely overshadowed over the next month.
The Royals, the Rays, and the Problem with Windows
Baseball Prospectus, Ben Lindbergh
Was the Royals' strategy in their swap of Wil Myers and more prospects for James Shields and Wade Davis based on a broken windows theory?