Torii Hunter discusses how the late Kirby Puckett shaped him, Rick Porcello sells the number 48 for disaster relief, and Austin Jackson did not appear on the American League MVP ballot. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
It didn't take long for Tigers owner Mike Ilitch to know he'd found the right match for his team in free agency. "About two and a half steps," Ilitch laughed Friday, sitting next to his newest outfielder, Torii Hunter, at an introductory news conference at Comerica Park.
Strangely, Austin Jackson not among Detroit Tigers that appeared on American League MVP ballots
MLive.com, Josh Slagter
The Tigers might be in the market for another outfielder
HardballTalk, D.J. Short
The Tigers finalized a two-year, $26 million contract with Torii Hunter yesterday, but they might not be done shopping for outfielders.
Every time Kirby Puckett stepped onto the Metrodome field, the sun broke out. He played his home games in that drab indoor stadium in Minneapolis.
Porcello sells 48 to Hunter for hurricane relief
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
You had to figure once the Tigers had a deal with Torii Hunter, he would end up getting his number 48 from Rick Porcello.
A Thought Regarding Player Value
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
We all know what WAR, or Wins, is. According to baseball reference Mike Trout provided 10.7 wins above replacement to Miguel Cabrera’s 6.9.
MCB's Detroit Tigers Top 50 Prospects: 30-26
Motor City Bengals, John Verburg
When compiling any list, it is essential to keep in mind these things tend to be very subjective, especially in the world of prospects.
Major League Baseball has confirmed what we all already knew in our hearts. Miguel Cabrera: MVP.