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Detroit Tigers Links: Early Season Reviews & Minor League All-Stars

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AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 31 23 .574 0 Won 1
Cleveland 28 25 .528 2.5 Lost 2
Detroit 25 29 .462 6 Lost 1
Kansas City 23 30 .433 7.5 Lost 1
Minnesota 21 33 .388 10 Won 3

(updated 6.5.2012 at 12:39 AM EDT)


The Tigers aren't winning when they aren't scoring, the low minors are churning out some decent prospects, and Drew Sharp wrote something that any sane human would immediately regret publishing. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

54 (A Brief History of the Detroit Tigers Season) - Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
"...in games where they’ve scored five runs or more they are 15-3 scoring 134 times and in games where they’ve scored four runs or less, they are 10-26 having scored 99 times..." Well, that will do it.

Two West Michigan players earn weekly honors; five named to Midwest League All-Star team - MLive, Chris Iott
Dean Green hit an absolute monster of a home run in the game that I saw a few weeks ago, so he deserves his All-Star nod on that alone in my humble opinion. It's nice to see the Tigers' farm system performing well.

Drew Sharp: Time to act, because these Tigers stink! - Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
I'm going to be brutally honest here: I didn't read a word of this column and I'm not going to. Beyond that, I'm going with the "say something nice or don't say anything at all" approach. Thanks Mom.

Dominican Summer League Preview - Motor City Bengals, John Verburg
For those of you ready to jump off this season's bandwagon, don't forget that there is other important baseball being played before the start of the 2013 season.

Yankees criticize Comerica Park security after fan gets to Nick Swisher - The Detroit News
Mark Teixeira seems to think that security at Yankee Stadium would have gotten to the fan that ran onto the field on Sunday faster than Comerica's finest. Well, when your outfield is the size of my back yard...

Around the AL Central:

Twins 10, Royals 7: Minnesota Brings Lumber to Back DeVries - Twinkie Town
"Watching this game, you wouldn't think that the Twins were cellar dwellers in the the American League, as they just crushed everything."

Royals Fall to Terrible Twins, We Question the Point of Our Existence - Royals Review
"So that happened."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Houston Astros pick SS Carlos Correa with No. 1 pick - ESPN
Apparently this was a surprise among MLB draft-niks. Meanwhile, I'm surprised that I wasn't picked first. I've got a wicked 65 mph fastball.

Jarrod Parker’s no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning - HardballTalk, D.J. Short
LOL at all of you that picked Josh Hamilton in Pick Six last night. Seriously though, it's nice to see Parker pitching well against a team that isn't the Tigers. He's for real.

Happy 10th anniversary, Moneyball draft! - Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
And happy 11th anniversary to the day(ish) that Jeremy Bonderman caused Billy Beane to throw a chair through the wall.