Tigers needs proven winner to succeed Jim Leyland
ESPN, Jim Bowden
With Jim Leyland stepping down, the Tigers' managerial opening is the best one out there. Jim Bowden has two candidates in mind. (Subscription required)
Even if one were to peg Max Scherzer at $15 million and give Rick Porcello and Doug Fister modest raises to $7.5 million and $6.5 million, that would put the rotation's cost next season at $64.8 million, more than a $20 million increase over what those five made in 2013.
Pool of veteran managers so underwhelming, Tigers should give newcomer a shot
The Detroit News, Tony Paul
In November 1985, longtime baseball man Syd Thrift, the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, made his first splash on the job, hiring a little-known baseball lifer named Jim Leyland.
Two of the Stupidest Things You Will Ever Read About the Tigers
I know I said I was going to take a few weeks off to take care of some personal things and recharge my batteries, but I just had to share a couple items I was unfortunate enough to read today. See if this stuff annoys you as much as it did me.
How Much Longer Is Detroit’s Window Open?
FanGraphs Baseball, Mike Petriello
The Detroit Tigers were really good in 2011, making it to the ALCS one year after finishing at just .500.
ALCS post-mortem: The Fielder play
The Hardball Times, Shane Tourtellotte
It was the top of the sixth inning in Game Six of the American League Championship Series, and the Detroit Tigers were in a very good position.
Leyland Unplugged (and what makes a "great" manager)
HardballTalk, Joe Posnanski
What a fascinating baseball career Jim Leyland has had. He was born and raised in Toledo, less than an hour from Detroit, and he was a no-hit minor-league catcher for the Tigers for seven years.
Detroit Tigers must look for Jim Leyland-type who'll stress basics immediately
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel
In short, the new guy has to be a lot like Jim Leyland. But bringing in a new voice and a new way of teaching the fundamentals won't hurt at all.
Like rest of Tigers coaches, McClendon waiting
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Tom Brookens and Gene Lamont said it yesterday, and Lloyd McClendon repeated it today.
History Will Judge Leyland Favorably in Detroit, and It Should
Where Have You Gone, Johnny Grubb?, Greg Eno
The year still looms there, like the cheese that stands alone. 1984.
Bon Voyage, Mr. Leyland
Motor City Bengals, Blair Tatrault
In 2006, in his first year as manager in Detroit, Jim Leyland brought a gritty confidence to a team coming off a dismal 71-91 season.
Elsewhere in baseball:
This doesn't actually happen as much as you might think. The two teams with the best records in the American League and National League are meeting in the World Series.
Is the Cardinals/Red Sox matchup the most annoying World Series possible?
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
You know that it is. But let's take a look and make sure.
October is a way of life for St. Louis Cardinals
ESPN, Jayson Stark
Preparation. Information. Dedication. Winning. That's the mindset the Cardinals have as they pursue a second title in the past three years.