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Morning Prowl: Robbie Weinhardt, The Rotation, and Prospecting

Pitching is the focus today, as Rob Neyer wonders about it and Lynn Henning gives his vote of confidence in it.

Roar of the Tigers: Just a few spring Terrible Cartoons
Samara doodles a Charlie Furbush

Reliever Robbie Weinhardt making good impression on Tigers |
Tigers reliever Robbie Weinhardt, who pitches again Tuesday against Philadelphia, has his slider and sinker going. Spring Training 2011 Question Of The Day: Detroit Tigers
Rob Neyer says the biggest questions surrounding the Tigers heading into this season is how improved their rotation might be compared to last year.

DetNews: Jim Leyland won't admit it, but Tigers have division's best pitching
Lynn Henning has an answer for that pitching question.

AL Central In Focus: Prospect Profile: Daniel Fields
Corey in the past did a Q&A with Fields, now he's doing a closer look.

Motor City Bengals: Down on the Farm: Q&A with Brandon Douglas
Another Q&A with Brandon Douglas you ask? This one comes with sound. Congrats to JayRC for nabbing that.

Freep: Reds pay tribute to Sparky Anderson
The Reds recently honored their and Detroit's former manager Sparky Anderson.

White Young hurlers vying for spot on White Sox staff
A look at a couple of players who might end up filling the fifth starter role in Chicago's rotation. Elbow puts Tribe's Reyes behind schedule
Anthony Reyes does not have structural damage in his pitching elbow but will need to rest and see what happens. Royals manager Ned Yost working on establishing an identity for his young club
The "Royals Way" is to respect the game, give everything on the field and stick strictly to a schedule. If that works, I hope the next Royals manager thanks Ned Yost for getting the young players off on the right foot. Gardenhire impressed by Nishioka's debut
Tsuyoshi Nishioka is the Japanese import Minnesota brought in to play in the infield. Elbow healthy, Twins righty Nick Blackburn set to rebound in 2011
Twins righthander Nick Blackburn says his elbow is feeling much better this season after it really hindered him in 2010.

MLB Trade Rumors: Cashman On Pitching Market: "Nobody's Available"
Yanks GM Brian Cashman seconds the notion reported last week at Twinkie Town: Francisco Liriano isn't being discussed for a trade.