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Justin Verlander's contract could be in a class by itself, Max Scherzer is open to a contract extension, and Rick Porcello dismisses trade rumors. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
Sorry your links are a few hours late this morning! But better late than never, I say!
Should the Tigers be open to an extension with Max Scherzer?
During the regular season, a team has 25 active players. When spring training begins, more than twice that many players are in major league camp.
Early notes: Boesch day-to-day with oblique tightness
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Boesch simply can't afford to be hurt. If he misses any time, I can't imagine it ending well for him this spring.
We know that Mr. Ilitch made him a $16 million man, to sit in a comfy #4 chair behind Verlander, Scherzer and Fister, but why?
Enough with the "Win" Stat, Please
Those of you that have read my ranting and raving over the past few years know that there’s two guys that cover Detroit baseball that get under my skin more than anyone: Bill Simonson and Jerry Green.
Fort Myers Miracle to hold Marco Rubio Water Bottle Giveaway Night
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend
This is not a political statement of any kind, but I grew up going to Miracle games (which is also where Twins Spring Training is) so I couldn't not link to it.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has the goods: The door remains "slightly ajar" for free agent Jose Valverde to join the Mets as their closer, an industry source told The Post.
A Walk Through The Early Over/Unders
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron
We’re still six weeks from opening day, but the first sports book over/unders were released the other day, and while this is not an endorsement of gambling, it can be fun and informative to look at how the Vegas proprietors see each team stacking up before the season.