Behind Max Scherzer and company, Tigers boast MLB's best rotation
SI.com, Albert Chen
Max Scherzer had a good offseason. He collected his Cy Young Award; married his college sweetheart, Erica May; and spent an "unbelievable" honeymoon in Fiji and New Zealand.
Joe Nathan says Tigers bullpen getting stronger
The Detroit News, Tom Gage
Nathan speaks of the bullpen as the cohesive unit it should be, and often is.
Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski explains decision to cut ties with Alex Gonzalez (video)
MLive.com, James Schmehl
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski met with reporters early Sunday to announce the move and explain the team's decision in parting ways with 37-year-old Alex Gonzalez.
The Los Angeles Angels ... umm ... had a little trouble defensively against the Tigers on Sunday, committing three errors on one sequence of events in the first inning. And it all started with a walk.
Re-examining the Alex Gonzalez trade
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
The first thing that stood out the day the Tigers traded for Alex Gonzalez was the timing.
Tigers picking 'who' and 'I don't know' at SS
SweetSpot Blog, Christina Kahrl
With apologies to Abbott and Costello, it might seem as if that's where the Tigers are at shortstop after they cut loose Alex Gonzalez.
What Went Right for Rick Porcello Today?
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
After Rick Porcello's previous start at San Diego, I used Brooks Baseball's Pitch f/x data to touch upon what he did wrong.
Around the AL Central:
The Indians defeated the Blue Jays 6-4 thanks to some clutch hitting from David Murphy and Michael Brantley
Alternate Headline: Twins extinguish Ventura's fire
Twins 8, Royals 3: Pinto Homers, Plouffe Rakes as Offense Rolls
Minnesota's offense continues its roll with a Pinto homer, three extra-base hits from Plouffe, and yet another eight walks taken.
Lots went wrong ... or right ... or both? ... in an easy Easter victory
Elsewhere in baseball:
The Rise of the Offensive Catcher
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron
You probably are well aware that offensive levels in baseball have collapsed over the last few years.
Strikeouts: Definitely Bad, Likely Necessary
The Hardball Times, Dan Farnsworth
An analysis of the relationships between strikeouts and total offensive contributions, delving into sources of cause and effect.
Nats' manager Matt Williams makes rookie mistake benching Bryce Harper
Big League Stew, David Brown
Harper looks like a slacker but it's Williams who needs to put more thought into his managing.