Detroit Tigers Links: Austin Jackson's impact & Detroit's base running ability

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Jackson is one of the Tigers biggest impact players, Detroit's base running ability is up to speed, and HardballTalk ranks its top 10 favorite baseball movies of all time. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Red-hot Austin Jackson becomes impact player for Tigers
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

With honors, it looks like. Austin Jackson isn't a freshman, sophomore or a junior with the Tigers, anymore. For that matter, not even a senior.

Valverde to stick in Lakeland a while longer
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Jose Valverde’s road potentially back to Detroit is going to keep him in Lakeland a little while longer. It sounds like he’ll be in the minors longer than that.

Running the bases has been up to speed early for Tigers
Detroit Free Press, Shawn Windsor

Much was made when Miguel Cabrera stole third base last week against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score: Boston Red Sox 7, Cleveland Indians 2
Let's Go Tribe

Oh, Ubaldo.

Chris Getz: More Than Meets the Eye; Also Braves Beat
Royals Royals Review

Chris Getz broke character for just one important moment in an attempt to elevate much more than just himself. A nation is on the path to healing.

White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3: Konerko's power-speed blend decisive
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Captain factors into all four runs with quality plate appearances and smart baserunning, while Dayan Viciedo delivers his second big hit of the year.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Boston is a sports town. Its people are passionate.
Pinstriped Bible, Greg Kirkland

My heart goes out to the people in Boston.

Ranking my 10 favorite baseball movies of all time
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman

OK, so yesterday I linked to IMDB's list of the top 10 baseball movies of all time and suggested that any list ranking "Fever Pitch" ahead of "The Natural" while leaving "Major League" off entirely is sort of tough to take seriously.

Do baseball players make too much money?
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

A one-sentence rebuttal to an oft-used argument. (Surrounded by hundreds of other sentences.)

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