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.
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:
Big Innings have sunk Kyle Gibson on his bad days. Today was one of those days.
Ubaldo Jimenez went where he had rarely gone before.
The Royals have now won six straight games, and are 8-2 since the All-Star break.
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.