Today's batch of links features Tatum Bell being a crybaby, the impact of Kevin Newsome's decommitment, what's wrong with Justin Verlander, and more:
- ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert breaks down an interview with Lions running back Tatum Bell from Wednesday's Detroit News, in which he blames Mike Martz and the offensive line for many of his struggles last season. Hey Tatum: you're not very good. Get over it.
- Varsity Blue looks at the impact of Kevin Newsome opening up his recruitment. Hooray for Tate Forcier's unwavering love of Michigan!
- The Immaculate Inning breaks down in wonderful sabermetric detail what exactly is wrong with Justin Verlander this season. Meanwhile, Blake at the Spot Starters compares Matt Joyce's rookie season to Curtis Granderson's first year.
- The Wings re-signed scrappy right winger Aaron Downey to a one-year deal. Glad to have a young tough guy back in the fold, although I hope this still leaves room for Darren McCarty to make the team.