Quintin Berry's long-term success may not be a reality, Miguel Cabrera quietly reached 1,700 career hits on Monday night, and why an All-Star from every team is still a good idea. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
Walkoff Woodward: Quintin Berry and the reality of long term success -- Detroit Free Press, Josh Worn
"You probably wouldn’t believe how many different times I’ve announced that Detroit Tigers rookie Quintin Berry’s unexpected success was about to come to a screeching halt."
Miguel Cabrera's 1,700th career hit goes under radar -- MLive.com, Philip Zaroo
"The Detroit Tigers third baseman is on pace to reach 2,000 career hits by the end of next season--about six months after his 30th birthday."
No timetable for Dirks' return -- FS Detroit, Dana Wakiji
"Andy Dirks is just a bored baseball player right now. The Tigers outfielder has been on the disabled list since May 31 because of right Achilles tendinitis leaving him stuck using a walking boot."
Tigers’ DH Situation Begs For Solutions – But Not Jim Thome, Apparently -- Walkoff Woodward, Grey Papke
"Think back, for a moment, to last night’s 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Twins."
The Great Rogo-nac Returns Once Again -- DesigNate Robertson
"A long time ago, before Jay Leno destroyed any reason to watch, "The Tonight Show" was hosted by one of the most brilliant comic minds in history, a man named Johnny Carson."
Market watch -- Brain Matters
"Need some sound Tigers investment advice? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a look at the ol’ Tigers’ ticker and do some yelling."
Bless You Boys: Carlos Quentin would help Tigers more than a second basemen -- The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching
As always, in case you didn't read Kurt's News column yesterday, go forth and do so. Please and thanks.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Oakland A’s minor league coach banned after ordering intentional balks to end game -- HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
"This is kind of nuts. A coach in the A's system, who was acting as manager for the Stockton Ports in the class-A California League, has been banned from being in the Ports' dugout for a year after ordering his pitchers to intentionally commit balks in an effort to end a game."
An All-Star From Every Team Is Still A Good Idea -- Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
"Johnny Cueto has allowed 27 earned runs in 107 innings. Huston Street has thrown 21 innings."
Sandy Alderson rips S.F. Giants fans for voting ‘cute Kung Fu Panda’ into All-Star Game -- Big League Stew, David Brown
"From the blog Big League Stew: New York Mets' GM Sandy Alderson remains an A at heart. An Oakland A, that is, having worked for the A's as GM and president once upon a time."