It is not so much a classic or charmed year, which was a better description for the Tigers' breakthrough season of 2006, when they led their division most of the way and barged into that autumn's World Series.
The best pitcher in the American League is…
The Hardball Times, Chad Dotson
Breaking down the top three, or five, or seven pitchers in the AL.
Tigers contemplated using VMart at third base, to allow Miggy to DH
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Victor Martinez’s catching days could very well be over.
Nowadays, it seems like the only way for a team to get past Miguel Cabrera is to walk him. If they don't, chances are, he's going to make 'em pay.
A Test: Are You a Good Detroit Tigers Fan?
The following is a test to see if you deserve to be a fan of my favorite baseball team.
Around the AL Central:
The Indians lose the crucial rubber game of their series with Oakland and once again fall four games back in the Wild Card race.
Bruce Chen, Royals offense struggles in 6-3 defeat
Royals Review, Connor Moylan
Not a great way to finish up the series.
The Twins were 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position on Sunday afternoon. But is that why they lost? (Yes.)
Elsewhere in baseball:
Commissioner Bud's aware of Tropicana Field
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Wednesday, Commissioner Bud Selig suggested that he might commission a staff member to get involved in the never-ending effort to find the Tampa Bay Rays a new home. Good luck, staffer!
Where that fault lies though is something we don't truly know, but Tacopina may not stop talking until we buy his side of the story.
Kershaw pitching his way toward history
SweetSpot Blog, Christina Kahri
The Dodgers did it, winning their 10th game in a row to make their record 42-8 in their past 50 games. Think about that for a second.
Kirk Gibson's Diamondbacks lost to the Brewers in the 2011 NLDS, with Ryan Braun going 9-for-18.