Detroit Tigers Links: Tigers Deny Filing a Formal Complaint & More Nick Castellanos Hype

July 31, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) walks with the bases loaded during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 57 47 .548 0 Won 2
Detroit 55 50 .523 2.5 Won 1
Cleveland 50 54 .480 7 Lost 5
Minnesota 44 60 .423 13 Lost 2
Kansas City 43 60 .417 13.5 Won 2

(updated 8.2.2012 at 5:54 AM EDT)


The Tigers deny filing a formal complaint about Tuesday's rain-out, Nick Castellanos is getting some serious attention, & Andrew McCutchen is pretty good. These stories and an irate Samara in today's Morning Prowl.

Detroit Tigers deny report claiming team filed complaint after rain-shortened loss - MLive, James Schmehl
I'm disappointed that they didn't file a formal complaint, but it's not like the league would have done anything about it.

Castellanos’ visit to Boston in quotes - Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
A bit late, but still worth reading if you can't get enough of the Tigers' newest outfield prospect.

Nick Castellanos Ranked 9th Best Prospect In Kevin Goldstein’s Midseason Top 50 List - Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
Meanwhile, the aforementioned prospect is making waves on a national level too.

Run-on sentences on water and cats and things - Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
"I am still calling this one CONSPIRACY." Uh oh, Bud Selig is in trouble now.

Baseball America: Ex-Tiger Jacob Turner No. 1 prospect dealt in July - The Detroit News
Slightly disappointing to see this in a way, but I have faith that Anibal Sanchez will be a good addition to the rotation when not facing the Toronto Blue Jays.

Around the AL Central:

Royals Defeat Indians 5-2 - Royals Review, Connor Moylan
"The Royals beat Cleveland tonight, winning consecutive games for the first time since June 29th. In case you don't remember, July kinda sucked."

White Sox 3, Twins 2; Peavy, Sox escape with victory - South Side Sox
"The White Sox tried their best to give the Twins the game today, but fortunately the Twins didn't want it."

Game 104: Royals 5, Indians 2 - Let's Go Tribe
The Indians have lost 5 straight.

Twins 2, White Sox 3: Offense Can't Help Diamond's Solid Effort - Twinkie Town
"Though Scott Diamond did his best to get his 10th win today...the Minnesota offense just couldn't stand up to the challenge--or Jake Peavy."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

The 5 Best Moves Of The Trade Deadline - Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
"I'm not a fan of the Marlins' decision to sell, mind you. They'd accumulated enough talent, and were suffering through enough inexplicable down seasons, that it would have been defensible to try again next year with minor tweaks."

There’s something troubling going on with Josh Hamilton - HardballTalk, Drew Silva
I'm not going to speculate on what is troubling Hamilton, but I will speculate on this: Miguel Cabrera's MVP chances are skyrocketing during this slump.

Andrew McCutchen: more valuable than we may have thought - The Hardball Times, Glenn DuPaul
Obligatory link for my favorite non-Tiger.

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