Jim Leyland told the Detroit News' Jerry Green that he's not walking away from the Tigers, and plans to manage next year. Unless, you know, he's fired.
Baseball Prospectus' Nate Silver evaluates the Tigers' roster, looking as far ahead as 2014, and sees no reason why Detroit can't stay in contention for years to come.
Richard Justice writes that the Tigers were flawed from the beginning. Sure, now he tells us.
Cafardo also wonders if recent injuries to Evan Longoria and David Murphy help Armando Galarraga's chances for American League Rookie of the Year.
MetsBlog.com thinks Sheffield would provide a needed right-handed outfield bat.
Ken Rosenthal believes Nate Robertson is now expendable, and a decent finish to the season would make his contract look more appealing to potential trade partners. Rosenthal also says there's been no discussion of dealing Magglio Ordonez.
The San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea thinks Sheffield's recent behavior is no different than how he's acted with any other team he's played with.
Ernie Harwell wonders if the color of Edgar Renteria's bat makes it illegal.