Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown Watch & Jim Leyland's Job Security

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Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown chances are becoming more precarious by the day, Jim Leyland's job might be in serious jeopardy, and the Washington Nationals might let Teddy Roosevelt win the President's Race. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Detroit 83 72 .535 0 Won 3
Chicago 82 73 .529 1 Lost 2
Kansas City 70 85 .451 13 Lost 4
Cleveland 65 91 .416 18.5 Won 2
Minnesota 65 91 .416 18.5 Lost 1

(updated 9.27.2012 at 7:03 AM EDT)


Triple Crown watch: Miguel Cabrera drops batting average to .329, holds three-point lead over Joe Mauer
MLive, James Schmehl
I will probably cry if Joe Mauer is the reason that Miguel Cabrera doesn't win the Triple Crown. At least he also went 0-for-4 last night, dropping his average down to .323.

Miguel Cabrera having another a great season for the Detroit Tigers
Sports Illustrated, Michael Rosenberg

"And then you watch Miguel Cabrera, with his quick hands, tree-trunk legs, hitter's eye and ridiculous raw power. You watch him hit line drives all over the field and home runs without trying to hit home runs. And you think: That man has the talent to win the Triple Crown."

Counting Unhatched Chickens
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
Basically, it looks like we're on a collision course for a rematch with the New York Yankees in the ALDS. Bring it, Jeter.

A whole different Anibal
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

"I felt more strong on every pitch," Sanchez said. "I tried to be aggressive all the time. I don’t want to miss, I don’t want to leave any pitch for the hitters. I don’t want to give any chances, especially today."

Heat is on Tigers brass as legacies ride on AL Central race
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
I still don't understand why the manager who has led the Tigers to their most successful stretch since the mid-80s is fighting for his job, but that's just me.

Around the AL Central:

Twins 2, Yankees 8: Deduno Leaves With Eye Irritation, Duensing Struggles in Relief
Twinkie Town
Eye irritation: the new oblique strain, in terms of MLB injuries.

Royals Bullpen of the Future Has Arrived
Royals Review, Connor Moylan
For those not paying attention, the Royals' bullpen has gotten pretty darn good.

Game 155 Recap: Royals Maintain Integrity Of The Race, Fall To Tigers
Royals Review, Craig Brown

"Saw a tweet from a Fielding Bible guy that the Cabrera shot was in the air for 6.7 seconds. That's crazy. Rainmaker."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Teddy May Finally Win the President's Race During the Washington Nationals Season Finale
Washington Whispers, Elizabeth Flock
In completely related news, I found a job that Stephen Strasburg can do now that he's not pitching anymore this season.

Occam’s Razor and pitching statistics
The Hardball Times, Glenn DuPaul
This is an interesting take, but ultimately predictable. Strike guys out, don't walk them, be successful. Somewhere, Jim Price is beaming with joy.

Deion Sanders takes batting practice with Orioles, reunites with Buck Showalter
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
With the way sports have become so highly specialized and scrutinized, will we ever see a two sport athlete of Sanders' caliber again?

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