Like it or not, Jose Valverde is Tigers' best closing option
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Jose Valverde being anyone's "best option" is a terrifying thought.
Despite a sterling spot start, Jose Alvarez sent back to Toledo to get Tigers bullpen up to strength
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Well that's upsetting. Even though I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone.
Cabrera on Pace for Best Batting Season Ever for a Tiger
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
He's also on pace for being my favorite person ever.
Run differential, while not perfect, is generally regarded to be a better indicator of a team’s overall talent level than wins and losses are.
Around the AL Central:
Don F. Kelly hits a three-run homer that gave the Indians their seventh straight loss (and eleventh straight on the road).
There's nothing like a series against the Astros to help build some confidence.
Hector Santiago's first start in place of Jake Peavy a success.
Royals' can't-miss prospects have missed
SweetSpot Blog, Joe Werner
I feel every year is "supposed to be the Royals year."
Elsewhere in baseball:
Numbers that Matter: Inside Upton’s, Dunn’s and Montero’s struggles
Sporting News, Ryan Fagan
How is "career worst" still even a possibility for Adam Dunn at this point?
Baby spotted sporting a mohawk at Coors Field
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
There's no way to describe this but awesome. Well done, parents. Well done.