AL Central Standings
Looking ahead: Can Tigers really afford to let Jhonny Peralta go?
The Detroit News, Tony Paul
The free-agent pool of shortstops is as shallow as a Slip-N-Slide, and there's certainly no minor league help anywhere close to ready to provide an everyday impact for a Tigers team that hasn't drafted and developed its own legitimate everybody shortstop since Travis Fryman.
In honor of Tigers' Andy Dirks, some of the best slides ever
Detroit Free Press
Because, why not?
Miguel Cabrera Gets Robbed: A Tale of Consequences
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
Science is neat. In many scientific experiments, you can run trials, generate results, slightly change the conditions, run trials, and generate other results.
Great Moments in Selective Endpoints
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
I don't disagree with Craig here. But the constant belief that Miguel Cabrera is "killing" the Tigers at third is just wrong. And it's highly annoying.
Doug Fister sets new AL record for consecutive strikeouts
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Those were nine of the most exciting strikeouts I've watched all season.
Fundamentals, not flash, help keep Tigers in first place
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
I still have confidence in Porcello. He should definitely sit in the post-season, but for some reason I'd still take him over Smyly next week.
Tigers Parody Twitter Account Power Rankings
Fun with Twitter -- the parody account edition.
Around the AL Central:
Here's an exercise. I'll give you two nuggets: 1) Doug Fister made history 2) The Royals committed five errors. Who do you think won?
Manny Acta ousted in Cleveland despite vote of confidence, Sandy Alomar Jr. takes over
Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
Though Cleveland Indians ownership gave Manny Acta a vote of confidence in late August, it turns out that they were meaningless words.
Elsewhere in baseball:
The best moments in Chipper's career
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
I can't lie, I'm going to miss him.