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Detroit Tigers Links: Jeremy Bonderman could help the bullpen & Chad Fairchild explains Miguel Cabrera's ejection

Jeremy Bonderman could help the bullpen, Chad Fairchild explains the Miguel Cabrera ejection, and Jake Peavy is reportedly being traded. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Leon Halip

Tigers links:

Jeremy Bonderman helping Tigers bullpen? It's not that far-fetched
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

Dave Dombrowski obviously is searching for better options on the trade market.

Plate umpire Chad Fairchild explains why he ejected Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: 'I warned him to stop', James Schmehl

Miguel Cabrera didn't take too kindly to the ejection and continued to argue with plate umpire Chad Fairchild in the batters' box before Prince Fielder interceded.

It's time to let Tiger Stadium site go, let Corktown grow
Detroit Free Press, Shawn Windsor

Only in Detroit could the grounds of an old baseball stadium become the stage for a 14-year morality play.

A message for Justin Verlander.
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein

Get it together, man!

RIP "Eat 'Em Up Tigers" Guy

As you’ve probably heard by now, late last night, a hit and run driver struck and killed two men in Detroit. One of them was James Van Horn, aka the "Eat ‘Em Up Tigers" Guy.

Worrying about Justin Verlander
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Justin Verlander's hardly a Cy Young candidate this season, which has to make at least a few people in Detroit wonder about his future, and that huge new contract.

Dombrowski talks trade market, bullpen, Infante
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski has not done a whole lot of talking with the media this month as the trade deadline approached.

Tigers won't pull away from Indians
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Completely arbitrary cutoff points: Justin Verlander since May 11: 5.22 ERA. Doug Fister since May 9: 4.55 ERA.

Which Tigers Have The Will to Win?
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

Yesterday, I introduced The Will To Win (TWTW) statistic which tells us which players have the most grit, heart and will to win.

Around the AL Central:

Mariners 6, Twins 4: Colabello Homers Again, but Gibson Roughed Up
Twinkie Town

Big Innings have sunk Kyle Gibson on his bad days. Today was one of those days.

MLB Final Score/Recap: Cleveland Indians 6, Texas Rangers 0
Let's Go Tribe

Ubaldo Jimenez went where he had rarely gone before.

Alex Gordon homer gives Royals sweep, .500 record
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

The Royals have now won six straight games, and are 8-2 since the All-Star break.

Royals 4, White Sox 2: Dead team walking
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Another strong effort from the pitching staff goes wasted as a sweep brings the trade deadline closer.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Attempting to Explain the Unexplainable
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan

Umpires are people and umpires get things wrong sometimes, even though they’re not trying to be wrong.

Jake Peavy has his bags packed; A’s reportedly "in front"
HardballTalk, Drew Silva

It sounds like Jake Peavy will soon be traded. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the veteran right-hander packed five suitcases for Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Royals at U.S.

Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigns amid allegations of abusive behavior
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

According to a report from the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer, Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez has resigned amid allegations of a physical altercation with rookie second baseman Derek Dietrich during a batting session earlier in the season.

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