Detroit Tigers Links: Previewing the Detroit Tigers - Oakland Athletics ALDS matchup

Duane Burleson

I bet you thought you weren't going to get a links post today, right? Well, you weren't. But luckily I'm in a good mood and had some time to spare. So, alas, lots of Tigers/A's links for your reading pleasure. Because, who wants to work today anyway? Baseball!

Links like whoa:

Is Miguel Cabrera the Hero of the Post-Steroid Era?
NYTimes.com, Mark Leibovich

Performance-enhancing drug scandals turned the mighty men of baseball into tragic figures. Then along came a big hitter with a beer-league physique.

Miguel Cabrera: The Art of Hitting
WSJ.com, Matthew Futterman

With a bat in his hand, Miguel Cabrera does it all wrong, but gets it all right. How the game's greatest offensive player defies years of accrued wisdom.

Handling of Miguel Cabrera's injury will be open to debate if Tigers falter
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Fans are right to wonder just how this situation became so dire. What could have, and should have, been done to protect a man who might go down as the greatest and most important hitter in Tigers history?

Who Are Oakland's Hottest (And Coldest) Hitters Entering The ALDS?
Athletics Nation, Alex Hall

The regular season is over. Who are Oakland's hottest hitters entering the playoffs?

ALDS prediction: MLive.com writers make their AL Division Series picks: Detroit Tigers or Oakland A's?
MLive.com, James Schmehl

MLive.com writers Chris Iott and James Schmehl take their best shots at predicting the outcome of the American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics.

Tigers starters will have to shoulder load during postseason run
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Frontline starters, a playoff team's cornerstone, are the specialty of the Tigers and the reason why an imperfect roster still is regarded as a dangerous matchup for any October opponent.

Tigers vs. A's: Who has the edge, position by position
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

Tony Paul of the Detroit News makes a position-by-position comparison of the Tigers and A's, including who has the edge and an overall prediction of who will win the American League Divisional Series.

Tigers' quest for World Series title is a matter of time
The Detroit News, Bob Wojnowski

Detroit's World Series pursuit technically begins tonight in Oakland, in the opener of the five-game Division Series.

On couch for last year's playoffs, Tigers' Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter bring hunger and hope
Detroit Free Press, Mitch Albom

This is for all the Mitch Albom lovers. You know who you are.

Tigers should have kept Jhonny Peralta off their roster
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp

Yeah, um, nope. Wrong answer. Try again.

Postseason Preview: Should Tigers be worried about what A's did here in August? 'Don't mean nothin' for both sides'
The Oakland Press, Matthew B. Mowery

If there weren’t more than a century worth of precedents, the old adages wouldn’t be touted so often.

SweetSpot TV: Tigers-A's ALDS preview
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Eric Karabell and I break down a rematch of last year's Division Series, when Justin Verlander dominated and the Tigers won in five.

It begins.
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

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