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Morning Prowl: Guillen, Porcello and Sizemore

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The Tigers have now gotten the first official workout out of the way. But I knew you'd prefer pictures of puppies rather than Jose Valverde attempting to field a baseball. Because really, who doesn't want to hug that puppy?

Prowling around:

No Run Support: Time line for Carlos Guillen?
Alli wonders how Carlos Guillen's timeline for recovery might compare to Brandon Inge's last season.

MLB.com: Carlos Guillen is upbeat about his surgically repaired knee
Jason Beck writes more at MLB.com. Guillen does not want to venture a guess when he'll be ready either.

... my hunch -- and nothing more -- is to expect Guillen around early May.

FanSided Bloggers Announce All-AL Central Position Players
Only one Tiger makes an appearance on the list. Maybe a few more will show up in pitchers.

TigerBlog " Cobb’s Greatest Season – The Story of the Forgotten 1911 Tigers (Part 1)
Brian Borawski looks back a century in part one of a piece that was originally slated for the Tigers Annual.

Freep: Pitcher Rick Porcello: Tigers' sultan of sweat
Thanks to John Lowe I now have the Dire Straits in my head.

Freep: Victor Martinez, Jim Leyland agree: Tigers' Joel Zumaya looks great
'When I threw my first breaking ball, I smiled, and Victor smiled back.' -- Happy Valentines Day, from Joel Zumaya

DetNews: Quick Hits Monday
Not exactly The Things They Carried: Tom Gage blogged about The Smokes Leyland Set.

Yahoo! Sports: Leyland’s rites of spring are a family affair
Jeff Passan made Lakeland his first stop of spring training

MLive: Tigers' Scott Sizemore fully healed from broken ankle, ready to turn heads this spring
Scott Warheit writes that Scott Sizemore will have a second chance to make a first impression now that he's more than a year removed from his ankle fracture.