Detroit Tigers Links: More on the Rick Porcello trade rumors & still more Hall of Fame coverage

Gregory Shamus

Lynn Henning thinks Rick Porcello will be traded before Spring Training, Rob Neyer doesn't think Jack Morris should be a Hall of Famer, and Jeff Sullivan thinks Delmon Young is a has-been. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers prefer to act soon in resolving Rick Porcello saga
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

"Dombrowski will not stockpile pitchers. Heading to spring training with six starters means the Tigers would be banking on misfortune or gambling their extra trade chips. They would be waiting for an injury or risk being painted into a trade."

MLB Farm System Rankings: #25 Detroit Tigers
Motor City Bengals, John Verburg
Not too many surprises on this prospect list at this point. It will be interesting to see how these rankings match up with those from Brian and Co. when they get to the top 10.

Detroit Tigers sign right-hander Michael Dubee, bring back Michael Hernandez on minor-league deals
MLive, James Schmehl
Cool beans.

Jack Morris, the Tea Party, and WOW THE INTERNET
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Neyer throws in a backhanded plea for Alan Trammell amid this fairly entertaining rant about those supporting Morris for the Hall of Fame.

Five players to be wary of in 2013
ESPN SweetSpot, David Schoenfield
Yes, there is a Tiger on this list, but the concerns lead me to think that he was a throw-in to get the list to that magical multiple of five that the internet requires anytime you make a list of something (unless you're Bleacher Report and spend too much time Googling scantily-clad women).

What Delmon Young Was
FanGraphs, Jeff Sullivan

"The team that signs Delmon Young as a free agent will entertain some hopes that Young will finally put everything together. Players with talent have before put it all together seemingly out of nowhere, and you can’t ignore Young’s prospect pedigree. But many of the things that made him a top prospect — they aren’t there anymore."

Giancarlo Stanton in, Mike Trout out for Team USA in World Baseball Classic
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
However, Trout will still be in discussions for the World Baseball Classic MVP award.

Report: Dodgers "looking into" signing Rafael Soriano
HardballTalk, D.J. Short
Of course they are.

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