Detroit Tigers Links: Quintin Berry's Biggest Fan & Tigers' Trade Options

May 30, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry (52) reacts to striking out with men on base during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 29 22 .568 0 Won 8
Cleveland 27 23 .540 1.5 Lost 2
Detroit 23 27 .460 5.5 Lost 3
Kansas City 21 28 .428 7 Won 2
Minnesota 18 32 .360 10.5 Won 3

(updated 5.31.2012 at 1:31 AM EDT)


Quintin Berry's biggest fan would look good in the Olde English D, the media is looking for trading partners already, and Nick Lidstrom is set to retire. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

New Tigers fan? Quintin Berry's best friend, Orioles' Adam Jones, excited about call-up - Detroit Free Press, Kirkland Crawford
If Jones is really that inclined to see his friend succeed, he should come play for the Tigers instead.

Tigers are out of in-house options at second base; here are trade targets that make sense - The Detroit News, Tony Paul
When Lynn Henning isn't the only member of the mainstream media looking at potential trade targets before July, you know there's trouble.

Fifty Games In: We Have Problems - DesigNate Robertson
Like many of us, Rogo is understandably frustrated about the Tigers' performance so far this season.

.gif | The Miguel Cabrera – Prince Fielder Bromance Is Alive and Well - Walkoff Woodward, Rob Rogacki
If you missed it last night, here's whatever it is Miggy and Prince were doing in the dugout during the 3rd inning.

Of MLBs Big Guns, Tigers Last Laggard - Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
A not-so-fun fact to go along with this article: the Tigers are the only team in the Eastern time zone with a sub-.500 record.

Nicklas Lidstrom decision on Thursday; reports say it’s retirement - Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshynski
This isn't Tigers-specific, but it's big news for the city of Detroit. Captain Nick Lidstrom will reportedly retire today after 20 NHL seasons.

Around the AL Central:

Twins 4, A's 0: Liriano's Return to the Rotation a Ringing Success - Twinkie Town
If Francisco Liriano can pitch well for the Twins they might... win 70 games?

Royals Play Like the Royals and Still Win 6-3 - Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman
That is probably the greatest picture ever for a game recap. Click over there now.

Game 50: Royals 6, Indians 3 - Let's Go Tribe
"One week ago, the Indians were gunning for a sweep of Detroit. Now, they have to win two out of three over the weekend to split their Kansas City/Minnesota homestand." Yup, we've been there.

White Sox 4, Rays 3: Sox survive missed opportunities, win 8th straight - South Side Sox
"This game had all the makings of a bad loss. Instead, the White Sox turned it into a good win." Are there bad wins and good losses?

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Hawk Harrelson Blasts Umpire For Quick Ejection - Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
No video here (though a quick Youtube search should get you what you need), but Hawk's on-air rant got plenty of national publicity yesterday. I will say this: I'm impressed that he didn't curse on air.

Freddie Freeman homers in first at-bat with "sports glasses" - HardballTalk, Drew Silva
They're no Horace Grant Rec Specs, but Freddie Freeman's new glasses seem to be getting the job done so far.

Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy: Wife target of hate messages - ESPN
This is horrible and not-so-sarcastically makes me fear for the future of humanity.

Marlins sweep Nats, cap May slate with 21st win - MLB.com, Joe Frisaro
On the other end of the "how is your team playing right now" spectrum, the Marlins have won 21 games in May.

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