Nothing much is up and I have a lot of writing to get done for places that aren't this website, so here's a few links I gathered.
Like half of them are from MLB Trade Rumors, as we catch up on news that affects the Tigers.
Phillies Agree To Deal With J.C. Romero
That's one less lefty on the market.
Blue Jays On Verge Of Deal With Octavio Dotel?
OK, now it's two
leftyrelievers (possibly) off the market.
Marlins Extend Ricky Nolasco
Doesn't look like the Marlins are in any mood to move Ricky Nolasco now that they've locked him up for three years at a reasonable price.
Brandon Webb reportedly joining Texas Rangers
The Arizona Republic reports it's "incentive laden." I'd have loved to see Detroit do a similar move. Maybe with Brad Penny ...
Tiger Tales: A Detroit Tigers Blog: Catcher Defense - Part 1
Interesting research by Lee shows what Mike Rogers has told us, too. Martinez did not cost his team many runs when playing catcher.
According to these numbers, new Tigers catcher/designated hitter Victor Martinez cost the Red Sox pitchers 5 runs with his pitcher handling in 2010. Alex Avila cost the Tigers staff 2 runs last year. Gerald Laird saved the Tigers 2 runs.
Motor City Bengals: A Tigers Festivus for the Rest of Us
John Parent aired some grievances before Christmas.
MCB: The Things That Still Matter to Us
Meanwhile, Chris surveyed some Tigers storylines.
MLB.com: Holidays don't offer Scot Drucker much of a break
Jason Beck wrote about what winter ball in Mexico is like for Tigers farmhand (and blogger, and tweeter) Scot Drucker.