Detroit Tigers Links: Prince Fielder's postseason flop & Dusty Baker, Manny Acta among managerial candidates

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Prince Fielder's postseason flop, Dusty Baker and Manny Acta are among the Detroit Tigers managerial candidates, and the call to remove Max Scherzer from Game 6. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Search for a Tigers scapegoat won't help us
Detroit Free Press, Mitch Albom

As we spoke, you could almost hear the angry keys banging on the Internet — people calling Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers overpaid, overweight, the reason Detroit lost.

Some Tiger flaws hard to fix
The Detroit News, John Niyo

In the end, they flopped, reaching for something that wasn't there, sort of the way Prince Fielder did Saturday night in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series.

Tigers' roster in need of tweaking only, not overhauling
The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching

Though the Tigers fell short, they were oh-so-close to being able to advance to the World Series.

Frustrating Prince Fielder symbolizes Tigers' postseason flop
The Detroit News, Bob Wojnowski

Fans are angry with Fielder for his perceived indifference and power-less playoffs.

Tigers managerial search: 13 candidates to watch
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

Expect to the Tigers to act with urgency - given there are other marquee teams looking for a manager, namely the Cubs, Reds and Nationals.

Column: Detroit Tigers in tough spot based on Prince Fielder's comments, playoff performance
MLive.com, Chris Iott

Prince Fielder has become an issue.

Who Should Replace Jim Leyland?
NotGraphs Baseball, David G. Temple

We knew this day would come, fair NotGraphs readers.

On Drew Smyly, Jim Leyland, & Stretching in Bed
NotGraphs Baseball, Robert J. Baumann

Drew Smyly was a revelation coming out of the bullpen for the Tigers in 2013, posting a 2.31 FIP and 2.65 SIERA in 76 IP.

Removing Max Scherzer: The Right Call
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron

In Game 2 of the ALCS, Max Scherzer was utterly dominating, striking out 13 of the 25 Red Sox batters he faced.

Dusty Baker says he’d be ‘flattered and honored’ to manage the Detroit Tigers
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Dusty Baker, recently ousted as Cincinnati Reds manager, didn't waste much time hinting that he'd be interested in taking over the Detroit Tigers, who are newly manager-less after Jim Leyland announced Monday he won't be coming back.

Money and the Detroit Tigers
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

The Detroit Tigers payroll in 2013 was approximately $149 million, far and away the highest in the division and one of the larger payrolls in all of baseball.

TigerSnark: R.I.P. 2013 Detroit Tigers (2013-2013)
TigerSnark

It’s over. The Tigers flamed out in the most soul-crushing way possible.

These Tigers died as they lived
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

The 2013 Detroit Tigers were built on solid foundations of starting pitching and powerful hitting, and very little else. So what happens when the hitting goes away?

Who replaces Jim Leyland as Tigers manager?
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

With Jim Leyland gone there is likely to be no shortage of men wanting his old job.

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