Links of note, or stuff I find interesting, or stuff I think you might find interesting
- Miner shuts down Royals, Tigers snap skid – Detroit Tigers Baseball: News, Blogs, Photos, Audio, Schedule & Stats – MLive.com – Leyland says: "He was really good," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "He's a four-pitch pitcher now. Zach was basically a two-pitch pitcher out of the bullpen. He got some confidence now and good concentration. He knows how to handle and execute the game plan now."
He's also the guy who suggested he'd be a good bullpen pitcher because of his sinker. So which is it?
- Tigers’ Granderson enjoys ‘roar’ of the triple – Detroit Tigers Baseball: News, Blogs, Photos, Audio, Schedule & Stats – MLive.com – Granderson hears you when you cheer him around the bases.
- ‘Freak of nature’ Miguel Cabrera drives Tigers home | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press – Cabrera has a good game, and once again Leyland says he needs to focus more. I don't get the technique. Usually this coincides with a slump.
- Jim Leyland: Excuses won’t be tolerated | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press – From the article:
Leyland resolved to make changes in 2009. He said the team will do “extra work” in spring training aimed at improving performance within the American League Central. The Tigers are 25-35 against division opponents this season.
“It’s something that will be fixed,” Leyland said. “It’s not that I think it will be fixed. It will be fixed.”
- Tigers prep Garcia for simulated game | tigers.com: News – Freddy Garcia and Dontrelle Willis to pitch against each other in a simulated game.