Detroit Tigers Links: Joaquin Benoit's worth & is Jim Leyland a future Hall of Famer?

Jamie Squire

Joaquin Benoit's worth, making better use of Andy Dirks, and is Jim Leyland a future Hall of Famer? These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers must decide if Joaquin Benoit is worth multi-year deal
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Free-agents-to-be like to say, with glorious diplomacy, they 'really want to come back' to their current team. The difference with Joaquin Benoit is simply explained.

Is Jim Leyland a Future Hall of Famer?
FanGraphs Baseball, Alex Remington

Jim Leyland is an elder statesman of the game, usually recognized as one of the best managers in baseball, and his Tigers just won their third straight division title.

Making Better Use Of Andy Dirks
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

It’s Dirks or nothing. So how can Dirks actually be favorably used?

Is too much good pitching a bad thing?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

From 2002 through 2012 there were three postseason games that ended 1-0. We've already had four this postseason.

The incalculable luck of the 2013 Red Sox
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

It takes more than skill to get from worst to first. Here are five things that helped the Red Sox.

Jose Abreu close to landing $68 million deal; expected to sign with White Sox
HardballTalk, D.J. Short

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports confirms that the Rangers will not sign Abreu. He also hears that the White Sox are the favorites.

Nolan Ryan announces retirement as Texas Rangers CEO
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Turns out Nolan Ryan wasn't long for the Texas Rangers after all.

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