USA TODAY Sports
Rick Porcello will start Friday against the Atlanta Braves, Jim Leyland says that Avisail Garcia won't just be a part-time player, and Jhonny Peralta is in the best shape of his life. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
"I can tell you firsthand that he's moving better," Leyland said. "Now, how that's going to play out, I don't know. But he's moving better. You can see him flowing if you watch. You can see him just kind of gliding and flowing better already, without question."
Putting Ballpark Effects into WAR
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
Long story short: it's harder to create runs in pitcher's parks.
The State of the Game--Part I--Playoff Expansion
Motor City Bengals, Matt Pelc
"With no good solution, leaving the format alone would have been preferable. Alas, that ship has sailed and the new format is here to stay–especially with the tremendous ratings the wildcard games garnered in 2012."
The Twins 2013 Starting Rotation: A Field Guide
Twinkie Town, Jon Marthaler
I may or may not do a run-down of all of the Tigers' opponents this season, depending on how bored I get over the next few weeks. In case I don't, this will be very helpful.
Why the Yankees confuse the absolute heck out of us
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
Basically, Brisbee asserts that every Major League lineup has question marks heading into the season and that nobody trots out nine All-Stars every game. MLive commenters would vehemently disagree.
Jose Canseco explains gravity
SBNation, Kurt Mensching
This is what Kurt does when he is not with us. Also, WTF, Jose Canseco.