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Morning Prowl: Thames, Treanor, Dontrelle, and Skelton

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The Detroit Tigers Weblog wonders if this will be the year Marcus Thames gets traded, especially now that a deal would be made to clear space more than pick up another player (like a reliever) in return.

Peter Gammons says Thames is being dangled to other teams. Jon Paul Morosi says Dave Dombrowski's phone is ringing.

Is this Detroit News headline a mistake or a joke? You decide.

Matt Treanor still isn't happy about the way things ended with the Florida Marlins, especially that he found out about his release from a reporter, not the team itself. Apparently, his groin isn't the only thing that's sore.

On that note, Treanor visited a specialist in New York yesterday to find out why he's still feeling discomfort in that area. Remember, he had surgery to correct a sports hernia in the offseason.

The Spot Starters thinks Dontrelle Willis is d-u-n, done. And just to make it interesting, Blake checks if any other pitchers have rebounded from a debacle like the D-Train had last year.

Nick Piecoro keeps us updated on James Skelton's status with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He's hitting .194 for the spring, but the D-Backs like what they see from him at catcher and second base. However, to keep him, they'll probably have to make some sort of roster move.

(via The Daily Fungo)

After watching the Tigers' "30 Clubs in 30 Days" preview on MLB Network, Boney wants to know how many games you think Detroit will win this year.

It appears that Chris Getz has won the second base job for the White Sox. Why do we mention this? 1) They're a division rival of the Tigers, and 2) Getz is a Michigan alumnus.

Gammons also mentions that the Reds might look to trade Aaron Harang later in the season. He has a lot of money left on the remaining two years of his contract - maybe too much - but if the Tigers find themselves in need of a starting pitcher, he could be a guy to keep an eye on.

The Twins' Denard Span was fined by MLB for wearing his pant legs too low. Would anyone on the Tigers be in danger of such a penalty? Maybe Gary Sheffield? Magglio Ordonez?

If you watched How I Met Your Mother last night, this website might be of interest to you. Oh, Canada!