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CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 23: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers argues a call at the end of the top of the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 23, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 23: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers argues a call at the end of the top of the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 23, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Cleveland 26 18 .590 0 Won 3
Chicago 23 22 .511 3.5 Won 2
Detroit 20 24 .454 6 Lost 3
Kansas City 17 26 .395 8.5 Lost 2
Minnesota 15 29 .340 11 Lost 2

(updated 5.24.2012 at 8:39 PM PDT)


Lynn Henning thinks the idea of Miguel Cabrera being traded is not "illogical," David Schoenfield calls the Tigers "overrated," and Drew Sharp thinks the Tigers need to stop blaming everyone else for their problems. These stories and all the Detroit media trolling you can handle in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

Future trade of Tigers' Miguel Cabrera not an illogical proposition -- The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Dear, jaw ... meet, floor.

Indians as good as overrated Tigers -- SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
This was written before the final two games of the Cleveland-Detroit series, so I imagine his opinion only go stronger.

Drew Sharp: Tigers blowing opportunities, blaming everyone but themselves -- Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
Boy do I love media sensationalizing. Getting pissed off about an umpire's call, doesn't mean the Tigers are blaming them for all their ineptitude right now.

The Meaning Of Justin Verlander -- Baseball Nation, Jeff Sullivan
"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to sit back and watch those .gifs for a few hours." Seriously, I think I watched them for five straight minutes.

Time To Call People Out -- DesigNate Robertson
"Rick Porcello: We’re done babying you. It’s time to grow up." Yes, this.

Tigers Swept By Indians, Media and Fanbase Hit Rock Bottom -- Walkoff Woodward, Rob Rogacki
Don't let the headline fool you, this is mostly about Lynn Henning trolling the entire Tigers fanbase.

Tigers have sad. -- Brain Matters
I'm going to steal a comment from this post to explain the link: "That, good sir brain thingy, is cruel and unusual exploitation of a cruel and unusual commercial featuring a Canadian songstress and puppies. Good work." Now go watch it.

Was The Tigers Beef With Jerry Meals Legitimate? -- Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
Sure, it was legitimate. But it's no excuse for playing lousy baseball.

Hello to Quintin Berry, and other things. -- Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
Will Rhymes as batman. You don't want to miss it.

Max Scherzer, Ricky Nolasco, Edwin Jackson among frustrating starting pitchers to own -- ESPN, Tristan H. Cockcroft
You think the Detroit Tigers are hard to watch in real life? It might be nothing compared to how some of them perform in fantasy baseball.

Around the AL Central:

Game 44: Indians 2, Tigers 1 -- Let's Go Tribe
"Concede nothing. That was the message delivered emphatically by Shin Soo Choo on the third pitch of Justin Verlander's afternoon."

Cleveland Indians: AL Central Favorites -- FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron
Whatever.

The Cleveland Indians are off to another good start, but this year it could mean something -- ESPN, Ben Lindbergh
Whatever squared. (Subscription requires)

Elsewhere in baseball:

Defense A Problem, But Not Just For Detroit -- Baseball Nation, Marc Normandin
"Teams have been flashing improved defense over the years, but there are still clubs trailing the rest of the pack in that regard."

Chad Curtis arrested, charged with five counts of sexual misconduct -- HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
Good showing, Curtis.

Steinbrenners selling the Yankees? Family denies New York Daily News report -- Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
"The Steinbrenner family says it is not interested in selling the New York Yankees and dividing up the huge pinstriped pie that patriarch George left behind with his death in July 2010."

Check out the following video of Rob Neyer's video mailbag, featuring a special appearance from Grant Brisbee.