Not much news about the Tribe after an off-day for the team, so today's news focuses on the collapse of the Tigers and the surging first-place KC Royals
Inside the secret world of the Cleveland Indians' baseball analytics department | cleveland.com - The Indians are confident that their analytics department has provided an edge. To what extent is difficult to measure. Some day, perhaps, they will develop an algorithm for that, too.
Zach Walters does one-stop shopping in Bronx: Cleveland Indians quick hits | cleveland.com - Zach Walters, a big Derek Jeter fan, purchased one of his jersey before making his Indians debut on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Akron RubberDucks' Duke von Schamann receives Eastern League honors | cleveland.com - Von Schamann, 23, made two starts last week, going 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA and five strikeouts to be named EAstern Lelague Pitcher of the Week.
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Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals - August 11, 2014 | MLB.com KC Recap - Ladies and gentlemen, your first-place KC Royals.
The implosion of the Detroit Tigers - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN - Let's get this out of the way: The Kansas City Royals are in first place, the Detroit Tigers are in second place.
Kansas City Royals acquire outfielder Josh Willingham from Twins in trade for pitcher Jason Adam | MLB.com: News - The Royals added some pop to their postseason push on Monday, acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Twins for Minor League pitcher Jason Adam.
For the first time this season, the Tigers look truly vulnerable. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince Article - You're no doubt wondering: Have the Tigers given away what once looked to be the most winnable division in baseball? The Royals look like they're going to put up a serious fight for the AL Central, and for the first time in a long, long time, Detroit looks truly vulnerable.
Justin Verlander to undergo MRI on shoulder on Tuesday | HardballTalk - Verlander hasn't looked like himself all season and holds a 4.76 ERA after tonight's outing.
Rany on the Royals: To Sung Woo, Thanks For Everything! Rany Jazayerli - KC celebrates a visit from a longtime Royals fan from Korea.
Report: Royals and Tigers interested in trading for Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava | HardballTalk - Nava is batting just .248/.327/.310 with two home runs and 15 RBI over 71 games this season, but he hit .303 with 12 home runs and an .830 OPS in 2013.
Michael Arace commentary: Time heals most wounds, but not ’94 MLB strike | The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus sports columnist holds a grudge against baseball.
Baseball Scouts Use Numbers, Too | FiveThirtyEight - A look inside the numbers that baseball scouts use.
Video: Fan makes great grab on homer | MLB.com - 8/11/14: Mark Reynolds sends a homer that is on its way out of Wrigley, but a slick fan makes the catch, swaps the ball and fires it back