DETROIT -- There is an unsettling notion flying around Comerica Park and it goes a little something like this: Quintin Berry's roster spot is still up in the air.
No, it's true. Even after this scalding cup of coffee has managed to inject a little life into the Tigers over the last couple of weeks.
Quintin Berry is fast. He plays his tail off. His swing is improving. Most important, he's exciting. Like color-changing FunDip, stick-a-fork-in-a-socket exciting.
He's so geeked up on baseball, it's a miracle his hair doesn't stand on end when he takes off his hat.
When he rounds second, he defies no less than seven laws of physics. His leads are suicidal. His swing is, too. He's a beautiful train-wrecked blur of a ballplayer, and the Tigers can't send him back to Toledo. They just can't.
Through Friday, the 27-year-old center fielder was hitting .363 in his 10 games with the Tigers. He's stolen five bases already 25 percent more then what they had produced before he arrived hit a...