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Morning Prowl: Phil Coke, Robbie Weinhardt, Carlos Guillen

Flick: Boston vs Detroit 3/15/11
Alli took some photos at the game Tuesday. She took some Wednesday too but I'm always a day late. Tigers reliever Robbie Weinhardt gaining confidence with hot spring
Good. Robbie should feel pretty confident about his chances of making the team, and he has the stuff to belong there, too.

Detroit News: Phil Coke, Brad Penny the options to start Tigers' second game of season
The forgotten storyline of the past few weeks: Detroit will start the season with just four in the rotation. Who's in and who's out? Who knows! Jim Leyland might, and he might tell the rest of us soon.

Beck's Blog: Tigers assign Brendan Wise to minor league camp

MLive: Jacob Turner's assignment to Double-A Erie shows Tigers have made progress
Ian points out -- rightfully I'd estimate -- that had Jacob Turner come around two years ago we'd be talking about his fight for the rotation. The Tigers can now get him more experience in the minors before his MLB debut. Progress!

Beyond the Box Score: Castillo, Guillen Trying to Stay Afloat
Satchel at Beyond the Box Score wonders if the Tigers might be better off just cutting ties with Carlos Guillen.

Baseball Musings: Team Offense -- Detroit Tigers
David Pinto's analysis tool puts the Tigers offense at around 5.09 a game. That ranks them a bit behind the Twins and a bit ahead of the White Sox.

Hardball Talk: Luis Salazar loses his left eye
Not the best news for a former Tiger, but he looks like he'll come through a scary situation without too many setbacks and be back to managing in a couple of weeks.

Baseball Prospectus Contractual Matters: AL Central Payroll Projections
Interesting fact: The Tigers are not even close to the payroll kings of the AL Central. They're actually third.

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf made the decision to go all in this season | News
I always feel like Reinsdorf should be carrying a hammer and sickle around with that title. Anyway, he feels like the money is well invested.

Twitter / @Ken Rosenthal: N. Robertson successful surgery
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal says former Tiger Nate Robertson's surgery for bone chips in his elbow went fine and he'll be back with the Mariners around June 1. Twins catcher Joe Mauer makes his 2011 Grapefruit League debut
It took awhile for Joe Mauer to see his first action of spring, but he made his debut Wednesday. The Twins face Detroit in Lakeland today.