Detroit Tigers Links: Is Max Scherzer Cy Young worthy & Victor Martinez behind the plate

Jonathan Daniel

Max Scherzer is a frontrunner for AL Cy Young, the Victor Martinez catching storyline, and where will Robinson Cano end up next year? These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

A day with Dan Dickerson: Face behind voice of the Tigers
The Detroit News, Ted Kulfan

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News followed Tigers radio play-by-play man Dan Dickerson for a game Wednesday against the Twins at Comerica Park. This is his report.

Column: Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland should consider starting Victor Martinez at catcher in AL ballparks
MLive.com, James Schmehl

For the second time in three days, Victor Martinez caught a game. And for the second time in three days, Martinez proved it was a job he could handle.

Chris Davis, on Miguel Cabrera Triple Crown bid: 'I hope he does do it again'
Detroit Free Press, David Ginsburg

Only Chris Davis stands between Miguel Cabrera and baseball history.

How Max Scherzer is Solving his Problem
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan

Max Scherzer is an incredible 19-1, and he’s also considered the frontrunner in this year’s race for the American League Cy Young Award.

What if we ignore Scherzer's 19-1?
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Yes, Max Scherzer's incredible record has him far ahead of the field in the Cy Young sweepstakes.

Enough with the VMart catching saga already; Leyland tiring of daily storyline
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

Victor Martinez caught two games in the interleague series in New York this weekend, making his first appearances behind the plate in more than two calendar years.

Fun stats with Miguel Cabrera
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Well ... that there is some company.

Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers Continue to Receive No National Love
Motor City Bengals, Matt Pelc

Despite having a ton of amazing story lines--the Detroit Tigers continue to be marginalized on the main sports networks.

Around the AL Central:

Royals crush Rays in game played on the surface of the sun
Royals Review, Craig Brown

Hot day means big runs for the home team.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Ballplayers don’t think A-Rod is History’s Greatest Monster
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

ESPN The Magazine conducted a survey of a handful of MLB players and asked their attitudes about A-Rod, his suspension and the whole drama with Ryan Dempster plunking him last week. You may be surprised at the results.

The Death of the Superstar Manager
The Triangle Blog, Michael Baumann

Angels manager Mike Scioscia denies that he’s experiencing tensions with his boss, general manager Jerry Dipoto, over "philosophical differences."

Where will New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano end up?
ESPN, Buster Olney

If the Yankees don't make the playoffs, then as of this morning, there are 33 games left in the career of Mariano Rivera. (Subscription required)

Is Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez already the best pitcher in baseball?
The Strike Zone, Cliff Corcoran

Fernandez is now 10-5 with a 2.30 ERA on the season — the third best ERA in baseball. (

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