So what a difference a week makes, eh?
Last Monday, the Tigers couldn't score any runs, the back end of the starting rotation was a question mark, and Minnesota was catching up in the AL Central. An off-day was welcome relief. A week later, the lineup is swinging the bats well, the Tigers have built on their lead over the Twins, and... well, that back end of the rotation is still uncertain (though much less so). An off-day feels more like a pleasant afternoon nap.
And plenty happened over the weekend that's worth talking about:
Jim Leyland has a new contract extension, signed through 2011.
Magglio Ordonez's agent, Scott Boras, squawked about his client's standing with the Tigers (and drew the wrath of Leyland in the process).
- Alfredo Figaro made his major debut on Saturday, and earned a win over the Brewers.
- Ryan Perry was optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
- Justin Verlander and Edwin Jackson won't follow one another in the starting rotation anymore.
Did I miss anything? It kind of feels like I did. Of course, this is "BYOBYB," which means you can chat about anything else, as well. (Anyone have a new music recommendation?) Knock yourselves out, BYB Bunch!
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