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Morning Prowl: Charlie Furbush, Robbie Weinhardt, Austin Jackson

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Max Scherzer was such a fan of Avatar he dressed up like a character Monday for Photo Day ... or the photographer was drinking too much and thought a blue filter would be a good idea. Your call.
Max Scherzer was such a fan of Avatar he dressed up like a character Monday for Photo Day ... or the photographer was drinking too much and thought a blue filter would be a good idea. Your call.

As we wait to see when Miguel Cabrera will report to camp, here's a quick gander at what was written Monday.

DetNews: Tigers should be optimistic, but their fans won't be patient
Tom Gage is pretty accurate on all points here. First point: People want to complain without all the facts. Second point: Tigers fans want to see some results. It's now five years -- half a decade -- since the Tigers were in the playoffs. It would really be nice to see them get back there. Third point: People are grumps. C'mon, people. It's spring training. Save your realism for at least April.

Tigers Agree To Terms With Six Players | tigers.com: Official Info
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with the following six players on contracts for the 2011 season: righthanded pitcher Robbie Weinhardt, lefthanded pitchers Andy Oliver, Daniel Schlereth and Brad Thomas and infielders Cale Iorg and Will Rhymes.

Tigers.com: Furbush impresses Leyland, veterans alike
Charlie Furbush did a nice job throwing to batters toda. Only Jhonny Peralta and Ramon Santiago made solid contact. Santiago credited nice break on Furbush's slider.

Weinhardt could fit bill for Tigers' needs in 'pen | tigers.com: News
Key to Robbie Weinhardt: ground balls. Hopefully he continues to strike out batters at the same rate he did earlier in his minor league career, too. That could make him quite dangerous.

MLive.com Tigers' Jose Ortega a young reliever to watch
Steve Kornacki adds a few quick cuts about Andy Dirks, Clete Thomas and others

DetNews: Brandon Inge keeps his high-socks look
Important sock-wearing news for those who are worried about such things, such as a certain Allison Hagen.

Freep reader column: Remembering Woodie Fryman, the 1972 Tigers
We didn't have much mention of this when it happened, and usually the Freep's reader columns are full of insanity. In this case, pointing out the column by Doug Aulgur works perfectly to tell about a player before many of our times.

Motor City Bengals -- Things to Pin Your Hopes On, Part 1: Andy Oliver
Chris Hannum makes up for his negativity yesterday with some reason for optimism today.

Beyond the Box Score: Looking at History to Project Austin Jackson in 2011
Bill Petti basically states what everyone else has been saying about Austin Jackson.