Detroit Tigers Links: Alex Avila Actually Has a Concussion & Terry Francona Is Interested In "The Right Job"

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Alex Avila was officially diagnosed with a concussion, Terry Francona basically says he'd manage the Tigers (/homerism), and Brennan Boesch is bad at baseball. These stories and more Triple Crown talk in today's Morning Prowl.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 81 67 .547 0 Lost 1
Detroit 79 69 .533 2 Won 2
Kansas City 67 81 .452 14 Won 1
Minnesota 62 87 .416 19.5 Won 2
Cleveland 61 88 .409 20.5 Lost 2

(updated 9.19.2012 at 11:36 PM EDT)


Ex-manager Terry Francona tells CBS Sports he'd consider 'the right job'
The Detroit News, Tony Paul
Personally, I would love to see Francona as the next Tigers manager. He would be a great fit with the current roster and would provide a seamless transition from Jim Leyland once he decides to retire.

Detroit Tigers hopeful to have injured catcher Alex Avila back for Minnesota Twins series
MLive, James Schmehl

"Avila was initially diagnosed as having a sprained jaw, but he underwent an evaluation and a CT scan late Tuesday that revealed he had suffered a mild concussion. He'll be evaluated again once his headaches subside."

SHUT. HIM. DOWN.

A Somewhat Surprising Thing About the Somewhat Unsurprising Tigers
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
h/t Tokarz for posting this in the comments yesterday.

Miguel Cabrera and the Triple Crown race
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Beck weighs in on Cabrera's Triple crown chances and their impact on the MVP race.

The most unwelcome return of the tigerfly
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
Sad tigerfly is sad.

It Could Be Worse: Saddest. Lineup. Move. Ever.
Motor City Bengals, H. Jose Bosch
I'm quickly becoming a fan of Jose's silver lining mentality.

Around the AL Central:

Royals 3, White Sox 0: Popping up in the clutch
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

"Aside from De Aza, who went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple, and Rios (3-for-4), the White Sox couldn't make good contact. Chen induced seven pop-ups by himself."

Royals Not Dead Yet, Defeat White Sox 3-0
Royals Review
Awesome picture.

Twins 6, Indians 4: Hendriks Notches First Win, Willingham Shines
Twinkie Town
Liam Hendriks won his first career decision despite being with the Twins for what seems like four seasons (but is probably only four months).

Elsewhere in Baseball:

David Robertson’s woes a worry for Yankees
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
So is their garbage rotation, but everyone seems to overlook this.

Dylan Bundy, And Other 19-Year-Old Pitchers
Baseball Nation, Marc Normandin
The Orioles called up uber-prospect Dylan Bundy yesterday after playing an 18 inning game that ended at 4:00 a.m.

On broadcasting expectations
The Hardball Times, Chris Lund
An interesting look at regional broadcasters, though I think we're still spoiled by the greatness that is Vin Scully.

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