Friday's Links: The Tigers' bullpen concerns

Is the Tigers' bullpen a cause for concern (yes, duh), conclusions from the Tigers' first week of the season, and Avisail Garcia is out for the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder.

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Tigers

Bless you Boys, indeed. The 1984 Detroit Tigers stormed out of the gate and led wire-to-wire on the way to a World Series Title. Local WDIV broadcaster AL Ackerman came up with the catchphrase "Bless You Boys" and the name was so popular that Sparky Anderson used it for his book about the ‘84 season.

Wednesday's Links: Tigers' speed on the basepaths

Is 2014 Detroit's year for speed on the basepaths? Could the Tigers still be interested in Stephen Drew? and 10 observations from the Opening Day games.

Jim Leyland is moonwalking into semi-retirement

Jim Leyland, dancing fool.

See you in HELL, Metrodome

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, home of such nightmares as the 1987 ALCS and Game 163, is finally receiving its just due, thanks to 84 charges of dynamite.

Wednesday's Links: Ian Kinsler embracing change

Ian Kinsler is ready for all that awaits him this season, Don Kelly's chances to make the 25-man roster, and the Tigers' first full workout focuses heavily on baserunning. Oh, also, someone drove a tractor to practice yesterday. My money is on Dirks.

Friday's Links: Miguel Cabrera back to good health

Miguel Cabrera returns to good health, Bruce Rondon is in the "best shape of his life," and Derek Jeter's retirement plan: classy or classless? Also, Happy Valentine's Day. Baseball and I are very happy to be together on this day of love.

Wednesday's Links: Justin Verlander's progress

Justin Verlander is making progress this offseason, Brad Ausmus isn't nervous about the upcoming season, and who is the face of the Detroit Tigers?

Monday's links: 10 predictions for the season

Tom Gage lists 10 predictions for the upcoming season (warning: every Tiger will have the best season EVAAR); Joel Zumaya announced his retirement and we all collectively sobbed a little; and the Houston Astros were the butt of a Sochi Olympics joke.

Friday's Links: Nick Castellanos & Placido Polanco

Nick Castellanos is not guaranteed the third-base job, Corey Knebel could be an option for Detroit's bullpen, and Placido Polanco would be great for the Tigers (except no he totally wouldn't).


Thursday's Links: Tom Brookens & Lance Parrish

Tom Brookens has decided to take up deer hunting, Lance Parrish was officially named the manager of the Erie SeaWolves, and the least interesting storylines of Spring Training. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links: Cabrera, Ray, Hessman

We're hard up.

Tigers links: New-look Tigers and ugly sweaters

We catch up on what the pundits think of the new-look Tigers, the new rules changes in regard to home plate collisions, take a tour around the AL Central and see Max Scherzer's sartorial dilemma in today's afternoon prowl.

Detroit Tigers links: Joe Nathan reaction mixed

Going by the reaction of the baseball pundits, hipsters and talking heads, the controversial trade of Doug Fister and subsequent signing of Joe Nathan will forever be intertwined.

Tigers links: Mike Hessman returns to the fold

The Tigers must make a big free agent move to ensure their success (or not), we're still waiting on bullpen moves, Twins drop serious coin on pitching, Royals fans aren't happy and Mike Hessman returns to Fifth/Third Field.

Central rivals react to Fielder / Kinsler trade

The fan bases of the Tigers' Central division rivals ain't happy.

Tigers links: Terrible cartoons, Kinsler's decline

The Tigers continue to get praise from the baseball pundits and Ian Kinsler and Prince Fielder may or may not be in decline. These stories and more in today's Afternoon Prowl.

Tigers links: Nathan, Vizquel and bullying

Joe Nathan is the final piece, Gabe Kapler reminiscences about his Tigers days, the passing of the managerial guard and Alan Trammell is the most meritorious player of 1987. These stories and more in today's Afternoon Prowl

Wednesday Links: Previewing Detroit vs. Oakland

Previewing the Detroit Tigers/Oakland Athletics matchup, Jhonny Peralta is happy to have a second chance, and Buster Olney's confusing Mike Trout defense. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Thursday links: is Boston the MLB's best team?

Nick Castellanos might not be a lock to make the playoff roster, Jim Leyland is sick of the words "run support," and one writer thinks the MLB's best team played at Fenway Park last night. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Wednesday Links: where have you gone, Darin Downs?

Austin Jackson steals a base, Darin Downs gets left off the list of September call-ups, and Chase Utley responds to It's Always Sunny. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tuesday's links: featuring a dancing groundskeeper

An abbreviated list of links after the holiday: Kurt's column, Iglesias's defense and Central Division injuries.

Monday's Links: Max Scherzer in the postseason

Max Scherzer's slot in the postseason, Jim Leyland likes the new interleague format, and Tigers catchers are above average at pitch framing. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Wednesday's Links: All José Iglesias everything

José Iglesias is getting love from everywhere, Miguel Cabrera is having a pantheon season, and breaking down the American League contenders. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Monday's Links: Justin Verlander & Mariano Rivera

Justin Verlander responds to Jack Clark's PED claims, Mariano Rivera's unprecedented struggles, and more on the Miguel Cabrera/Mike Trout debate. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Media reaction to Peralta's suspension was swift

Release the hounds!

Thursday's Links: More on Jose Iglesias

More views on the Tigers trade for Jose Iglesias, one Tigers fan gets his dream, and the winners and losers after the trade deadline. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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