Detroit Tigers Links: Nick Swisher signs with Cleveland & more thoughts on Jack Morris

Nick Laham

Jay Jaffe says Jack Morris doesn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame, Nick Swisher signed with the Cleveland Indians, and R.A. Dickey says goodbye to New York in newspaper column. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Alan Trammell-Lou Whitaker possibly best double-play combo ever, writer says, Josh Slagter

By using Wins Above Replacement, Trammell and Whitaker clearly are in front of combinations that shared their longevity.

JAWS and the 2013 Hall of Fadme ballot: Jack Morris, Jay Jaffe

On October 27, 1991, Jack Morris put together what still stands as arguably the greatest pitching performance in postseason history, throwing 10 shutout innings against the Braves in Game 7 of the World Series.

Tigers' pitching prospect Jose Alvarez could be one to watch in the spring
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple

Jose Alvarez, a 23-year-old left-handed pitcher, could be an intriguing player to watch in spring training.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Eulogizing A.J. Pierzynski
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Baseball's most-hated player used his powers of evil for good for most of his White Sox career, making an indelible stamp on the franchise in the process.

Indians sign Nick Swisher for 4 years, $56 million
Big League Stew, David Brown

The Broadway run of Nick Swisher ended Sunday when he signed a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, as first reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.

Second hitting coach becoming hot trend
SweetSpot Blog, Anna McDonald

This offseason, nine teams -- the Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, White Sox, Phillies, Royals, Rays, Pirates and Reds -- have added a second hitting coach.

R.A. Dickey bids farewell to New York with column
HardballTalk, Drew Silva

Instead of buying an ad in a paper to say his goodbye to Mets fans, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey penned an entire column.

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