Last autumn's bullpen nightmare has revisited the Tigers, who are no doubt wondering if the Jose Valverde experiment is finally, and destructively, history.
Win-loss records for starting pitchers can be deceiving. But the season Max Scherzer is putting together is no fluke.
Jim Leyland gives credit to Jeff Jones for success of Detroit Tigers' starters
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
The starters have combined for a quality start in 18 of the past 19 games and Jim Leyland is giving credit to pitching coach Jeff Jones.
A Day in the Life of Rod Allen
The following is how I imagine a day in the life of Fox Sports Detroit’s Rod Allen.
Fielder, Cabrera grace cover of Sports Illustrated together
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
I want this framed, poster size in my living room.
A Plea To Tigers Brass: End The Jose Valverde Experiment
Yes, please. Make this happen.
Around the AL Central:
And I Bet You Had Given Up
Royals Review, Clark Fosler
Hey, I know I had given up.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Tuned in to watch Puig, and before I get to see him a brawl erupts and he's ejected. Scully calls a brawl as calmly as a flyout to RF.
MLB’s civil case against Biogenesis and others is still proceeding. One of the others is interesting.
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Part of MLB's deal with Anthony Bosch is that the league will dismiss the lawsuit it filed against him. It hasn't done that yet.