It was a big day for the Tigers today as Miguel Cabrera finally spoke with the media in regards to his latest alcohol related incident. Cabrera was unsurprisingly, apologetic and remorseful. The bullet points of the session were that Cabrera was sorry, would ask for the forgiveness of his teammates on an individual basis, and by far most importantly, has been working with Major League Baseball as well as the Tigers to develop a plan in conjunction with his doctors to continue to address his problems.
There is plenty of good analysis of the subject throughout the Tigers blogosphere including opinions from Kurt Mensching, Alli Hagen, and John Parent.
- Also worth checking out are Austin Drake's interviews with Tigers Minor Leaguers Daniel Fields, Danny Worth, Brandon Douglas, and Zach Simons. Kudos to Austin for those gets, good reads all.
- James Chipman has begun contributing to Motor City Bengals (the aforementioned John Parent's website) and his first post is a good one, choc full of pictures and videos taken from down in Lakeland.
- I intend to spend some time talking about the Royals catching situation at some point in the near future, and the subject of Salvador Perez will certainly come up. In the meantime, Craig Brown has a good write up of his own on Perez.
- The Wire is hands down my favorite TV show of all time, and it's really not even close. So anytime someone can cleverly combine baseball, which is my favorite subject, with my favorite show, well, that's a winner in my book.
- Will McDonald has a really good write up on what to expect from Wilson Betemit in 2011. Betemit if you'll recall had a pretty outstanding 2011, though it was in limited action.
- Over at Kings of Kauffman Mike Engel continues working like a madman, churning out one impressive prospect scouting report after another. Most recently those have included Brett Eibner (#10), Christian Colon (#9), Jake Odorizzi (#8), Danny Duffy (#7), Chris Dwyer (#6), Mike Montgomery (#5), and John Lamb (#4).
- Over at Southside Sox they break down the AL Central Center Fielders.
- At Twinkie Town Jesse Lund did his annual interview with Twins Assistant General Manager Rob Antony and, as always, it's an absolute must-read for anyone even remotely interested in Twins baseball or "The Twins Way."It's a pretty long read so settle in with your favorite beverage, a bowl of popcorn and enjoy.
- Over at North Dakota Twins fan, Cody Christie has been writing a ton and has a few good new posts up, all worth checking out. They include thoughts on Tsuyoshi Nishioka as well as Alexi Casilla, and when top prospect Miguel Sano can realistically expect to reach the Majors.
- Nick Nelson writes about the Twins need to protect all-star catcher Joe Mauer.