If anyone missed Saturday's Arizona Fall League championship game (including two hitless innings and four strikeouts from Tigers prospect Robbie Weinhardt), you can catch a replay on MLB Network from 3 to 6 p.m. ET Monday.
Lynn Henning likes what he sees in the Seattle Mariners' organization, and has highlighted a few prospects that the Tigers could be pursuing in any deal for Edwin Jackson and/or Curtis Granderson. He wonders, however, if Dave Dombrowski might have to curb his typically aggressive approach toward making trades.
Phil Rogers reports that the Cubs aren't too keen on giving up shortstop prospect Starlin Castro in a deal for Granderson. But Rogers thinks the Cubs might still have the chips to make a trade happen, and is curious what sort of affect Rudy Jaramillo might have on Granderson's hitting.
At Tigers Tracks, John Parent responds to the news that Granderson is pitching a reality TV show called "Stadium Secrets," in which he would take viewers on "explorations of stadiums." Grandy's a natural for television and will probably thrive in this project. But should he be concentrating more on playing baseball, something his manager publicly expressed concern about this season?
Marc Hulet reviews the Tigers' last four draft classes at Fangraphs. Considering the team just added three of those 2006 draft picks to its 40-man roster, that group's beginning to look pretty good. The 2008 class is making a move, though.
The one name added to the 40-man roster that's prompted some head-scratching is shortstop Audy Ciriaco. Mack Avenue Tigers fills us in on Ciriaco's minor league career thus far, but asks if he's the sort of player Detroit should worry about losing in the Rule 5 draft.
Last year, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo frequently wrote that he thought Gary Sheffield was due for a bounce-back year with the Tigers. So it shouldn't be a surprise that Cafardo's writing again about Sheff, and the work (martial arts, boxing, nutrition) he's putting in, hoping to catch on with another team next season.
Murray Chass writes about how Bobby Valentine botched his opportunity to get the Cleveland Indians' manager job. (It's the third item of the post; you'll have to scroll through Chass's near-gleeful thoughts on how a guy with an evaluation, not statistics background, is now the Toronto Blue Jays' GM.)