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Justin Verlander doesn't like how the season ended, Quintin Berry is unsure where he will be playing next season, and the Tigers had some excellent moments in 2012. These stories and plenty of rumor-mongering in today's Morning Prowl.
With his future uncertain, Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry reflects on whirlwind season
The Detroit News, Tony Paul
I would like to see Berry back with the Tigers next year (you can't teach speed), but there are definitely areas of his game that need improvement.
"'The only thing that will appease that is a World Series title,' [Verlander] said. 'To get so close and not win it is tough. I think it takes a little bit of of time to realize it's an accomplishment to get so close in the first place.'"
2013 Bullpen Construction
Eye On the Tigers, Colin Maresh
I don't think that there are going to be too many surprises with this unit heading into 2013. Dombrowski seems to be taking a "wait-and-see" approach, with the hope that he can land a bargain just before Spring Training.
MLB Hot Stove:
Jake Peavy signs two-year extension with White Sox
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
The Sox also picked up Gavin Floyd's option and declined those of Brett Myers and Kevin Youkilis. A.J. Pierzynski filed for free agency as well.
Trade Proposal Between Marlins and Royals
Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman
Speaking of rosterbation, check out this action. I would not want to see Josh Johnson in the AL Central, but he still has a chance to impact the Tigers' playoff chances in Miami.
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Could Giants’ playoff usage of Lincecum inspire a super-reliever experiment?
The Hardball Times, Doug Wachter
It's an interesting idea, but I'd rather re-sign Anibal Sanchez and stick with a dominant five-man rotation.
Lexington Legends unveil new mustache logo
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
This is why minor league teams are the best.
The Qualifying Offer and You
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Zimmerman
There was some confusion on the new free agency compensation rules in last night's threads, so this is perfectly timed.