Second Half Questions
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
The all-star break is worst part of the season for me with no real baseball games for four days, but I haven't stopped thinking about baseball.
For the bullpen, I’m only grading pitchers with at least 20 innings pitched.
The difference: Cespedes Family Barbecue is doing it with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek.
Detroit Tigers haven't underachieved so far this year, poised for good second half
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
The pluses with this team far outweigh the minuses.
Less than reliable bullpen has Tigers seeking relief
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski's motivation is plain to anyone who has followed a first-place team that has an ongoing headache.
Myth vs. reality: A deeper look at three issues that have held the Detroit Tigers back this season
MLive.com, Chris Iott
The bullpen gets most of the blame when the Tigers lose a close game in the late innings or extra innings.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Michael Weiner, MLBPA head, says union won't protect PED users
The baseball players' association may not go to bat for every player involved in Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation.
AL players to watch
SweetSpot Blog, Jason Collette
Over half of the teams in the American League are over .500 and five teams are within three games of the wild-card spots.
Big League Stew’s midseason look at MLB awards: Rookie of the Year candidates
Big League Stew, Mike Oz
Time will tell when it comes to their entire careers, but the rookie talent in the American League has not measured up to the National League side.
The meaning of Roger Maris
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
Baseball has a new beacon of truth, and it's the same guy who was history's arch-nemesis 52 years ago.