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Dave Dombrowski is confident in Bruce Rondon's arm, Jim Leyland says they'll take it slow with him in spring training, why we might miss Delmon Young and players like him, and why the Mets should stay away from Michael Bourn. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland will be patient with top closer candidate Bruce Rondon this spring
MLive.com, James Schmehl
Probably a good call considering he's never actually thrown a pitch at the major league level. Wouldn't mind seeing him as a set-up guy first, but I won't be too worried about him in the closer spot considering we made it to October last year with ... ahem ... Jose Valverde.
Diamondbacks eyeing Rick Porcello after Justin Upton trade?
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple and James Jahnke
Don't you just love the offseason rumor mill? No? Me either.
Yes, I will miss Delmon Young (and the others like him)
Motor City Bengals, H. Jose Bosch
Can't say I disagree with this. I feel like gameday on Twitter will just not be as much fun without Delmon Young and Ryan Raburn specifically.
Pre-emptive Leyland contract post
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Does this mean we'll officially start seeing the #FireLeyland hashtag everywhere? Joy.
Comprehensively Looking at Detroit’s ZiPS For the Future and Yesteryear
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
Earlier today Fangraphs published Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which has formerly been published on his own site, Baseball Think Factory.
Does It Matter if Morris and Trammell Aren’t in the Hall of Fame?
The Daily Fungo, Mike McClary
I'm guessing that depends largely on who you ask.
Top 10 lineups in baseball history
ESPN, Buster Olney
Subscription needed for this one unfortunately, but I thought it was a fun read.
What Is the MLB Win Curve Anyway?
The Triangle Blog, Jonah Keri
I really enjoyed reading this. You should read it, too. That is all. Thank you and goodnight.