Our friend Mike McClary was a guest on Baseball Digest Live yesterday. It's good for a listen, if you want to hear what the national perception of the Tigers might be going into this season. And Mike did a great job representing the Tigersosphere. (His segment begins at the 56:10 mark.)
It's Just Sports stumbled upon some possibly insane speculation/wishful thinking from Bill Simmons regarding Miguel Cabrera. It's not the first time I've seen this, either. Maybe I'm naive (and hopeful), but I find it hard to believe the economy would push the Tigers in this direction.
Tom Gage thinks it's clear the Tigers intended to reduce payroll by 10% for this season. Captain Obvious statement or insightful observation?
I'm a few days late with this, but would like to publicly bow my head for the demise of Baseball Toaster. I found some of the first baseball blogs I ever became interested in over there (glad to see that Dodger Thoughts and Bronx Banter live on), and they definitely played an influence in how I've tried to establish a voice here at BYB.
At Minor League Ball, John Sickels has posted a three-part "Recent History of Catching Prospects," which includes several familiar names of Tigers past and present that might interest you. (Here are parts one, two, and three.)
This is from a couple weeks back, but Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times rated the American League press boxes. Where does Comerica Park rank?
My Tigers-related justification is curiosity over Gary Sheffield possibly being mentioned in the book. My baseball fan justification is that Tom Verducci is a fine writer. But I'm still surprised Joe Torre didn't wait until after he retired from managing for something like this.