Detroit Tigers Links: Max Scherzer, Kyle Lobstein, Instant Replay


Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (37) is relieved during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Skirting arbitration again doesn’t mean Max Scherzer is here for good – Lynn Henning – Detroit News

"Farewell to Max Scherzer?Probably. And that’s not necessarily news. It was always going to be difficult to tether Scherzer to a long life in Detroit"

Tigers top prospects: No. 30 Kyle Lobsteinn – Jordan Gorosh – Bless You Boys

"Lobstein has the classic repertoire of a touch and feel lefty. While his overall strike out numbers in the minor leagues are above average, MiLB hitters routinely struggle to hit touch and feel lefties at all levels. If you throw strikes in the minor leagues, you’re going to get a lot of impatient hitters out with marginal pitches that major league hitters would probably take, or foul off with two strikes. If Lobstein can improve his command profile on the FB, and continue to refine and trust the change up, he’s got a chance to be an innings eater in the majors."

Ausmus’ former manager and GM predict success with Tigers – Steve Kornacki – Fox Sports Detroit

"[Phil] Garner believes that’s only one of the qualities that will make Ausmus a successful manager.“Brad will tell you that I wasn’t really the manager of those Houston teams — he was,” Garner said with a chuckle. “He was managing all along, but he knew the buck stopped with me."

Instant replay changes will keep Detroit Tigers’ video coordinator busy – George Sipple – Free Press

"As part of the expanded use of video replay, teams now are allowed to show replay of all plays on the ballpark scoreboard, regardless of whether they are reviewed.Close calls were not previously shown, such as the blown call that cost Tigers right-hander Armando Galarraga a perfect game in 2010."