Detroit Tigers Links: Jose Valverde is back & is Austin Jackson the game's best leadoff hitter?

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Jose Valverde signed a one-year deal yesterday to rejoin the Tigers, Austin Jackson could be the game's best leadoff hitter, and Justin Upton's numbers this season. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Discretion is better part of valor for Dotel, who heads to DL with elbow inflammation
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

Discretion is the better part of valor, even if you’re a competitor who never wants to say the words: "I can’t."

Debate: Who is game's best leadoff hitter?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Do me a favor and go vote for Austin Jackson. It is your civic duty.

Tigers Fans Should Be Patient With Jose Valverde
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Yeah, uh, probably not.

Tigers need to avoid temptation of impulsive trade
The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching

Who, if anyone, will right the ship in the bottom half of the lineup, and what positions will be the greatest need when the trade deadline arrives in July?

Donnie at the Bat
TigerSnark

Excellence.

Around the AL Central:

Fast Reaction: Twins 4, Marlins 3
Twinkie Town

Kevin Correia is strong once again and Oswaldo Arcia hits his first Major League home run.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Justin Upton hasn’t proven the naysayers wrong just yet
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot

I just don't see how this argument is all that valid. I think we can hold off judgment on how many RBIs Justin Upton has hit for a little while. It doesn't really prove much.

Pitching Our Next Great Baseball Movie
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Baseball movies are cool again, especially the ones based on real-life events. What baseball movies should come next? Here's a panel of experts giving their take.

Parolee with White Sox tattoo accused of shooting in Wrigleyville robbery attempt
Big League Stew, David Brown

Rivalries are serious business, you guys.

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