Big League Stew: Verlander is all about winning — for the Tigers, if not himself
I'm a bit late on all the Tigers features that came out of Big League Stew this week. So here's a link to one of them anyway. Justin Verlander agrees that wins are a team stat, and more.
Big League Stew: According to Forbes, the richest owner in baseball is ...
It's not Mike Ilitch, but he ranks second.
MLive.com: Daniel Schlereth returns to the mound Saturday for Detroit Tigers
So that means it's possible for Schlereth to be ready in time for opening day.
Fangraphs: Team Preview -- Detroit Tigers
Matt Klaassen: Detroit has put together enough talent that barring a major injury to one of their top players they should be in the race for the divisional title with the other flawed contenders for the 2011 American League Central crown.
Tigers.com: Cabrera progressing toward Opening Day form
Miguel Cabrera and Jim Leyland agree: he's not in shape yet but he will continue working toward it and should be fine by spring training's end.
Royals.com: Miner gaining arm strength at Royals camp
He won't make the opening day roster. He may even start April off in extended spring training. But Zach Miner is working his way back.
WhiteSox.com: Dayan Viciedo suffered a fractured right thumb when he was hit by a pitch Thursday
The headline says it all, really.
Indians.com: Indians taking Sizemore's rehab day by day
Grady Sizemore may not be ready for the start of the season, but don't rule him out yet.