I'm a huge tigers fan, but this is getting downright ridiculous.
Cabrera is one of the top 5 hitters in baseball (and they are paying him as such). He has been going through the season without much fanfare, that is until he moved up in the order and starting hitting like he Always has throughout his career, and Detroit started winning baseball games!
I have liked Leyland, but he needs to stop playing favorites and babying players. I'm not just saying this because they've struggled to this point. The best hitter on the team is Cabrera, bat him 3rd and build your team/lineup around him.
I hope he is doing this to showcase Thames so we can trade him for a solid pitcher at the deadline...