Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera is good at baseball & Justin Verlander vs. Yu Darvish

Bob Levey

Miguel Cabrera did a lot of wonderful things this weekend, the Tigers are not in short supply of catchers, and who is the best right-hander in the game? These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

If only Miguel Cabrera got to play at old Tiger Stadium ...
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

It's an entertaining thought. A gut feeling is it would have added an easy five to 10 home runs a season and even more luster to numbers that already are overwhelming.

Once in dire need, Tigers organization is stocked with catchers
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple

The Tigers were lacking in catching prospects a few years ago. Now they have an abundance of talent throughout the farm system at that key position.

Miguel Cabrera’s special sauce and other Tiger tales.
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein

Miguel Cabrera is a historically excellent hitter. Miguel Cabrera frightens opposing pitching.

Miguel Cabrera's barrel roll seated throw vs. Astros
Detroit4Lyfe, Bob Biscigliano

At the very least, it'll wind up on SportsCenter's Top 10 - maybe even as No. 1.

The best right-hander? Yu Darvish is the man
ESPN, David Schoenfield

There are worse ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than watching Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander pitch.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score: Minnesota Twins 4, Cleveland Indians 2
Let's Go Tribe

Kluber wasn't as sharp, but more importantly, the bats were largely silent for the first time in a week.

Kansas City Royals win on Alex Gordon walk-off single
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

Robin Ventura is my favorite MLB manager.

Fast Reaction: Twins 4, Indians 2
Twinkie Town

Mike Pelfrey leads the Twins past the Tribe, allowing Minnesota to leave Cleveland with a win.

Royals 6, White Sox 5 (10 innings): Walks set up walk-off
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Addison Reed's first blown save of the season sets up an even more disheartening sequence of events.

Elsewhere in baseball:

When the Hall of Fame got into the Steroids business
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

The Hall of Fame has co-funded a poorly designed survey of Americans' perceptions of steroid use among adolescents. And the "analysis" of the results is even worse.

Umpire John Hirschbeck goes looking for trouble, finds it
HardballTalk, Bill Baer

I have long believed that an umpire is best seen and not heard, a line often used to describe children.

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