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Detroit Tigers Links: Jim Leyland's loyalty & the future of Anibal Sanchez

Jim Leyland says he will remain loyal those who've contributed to the Tigers so far, Anibal Sanchez's future with the Tigers looks promising, and a bonus clips of Ernie Harwell's "Tiger, Tiger" anthem." These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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Tigers links:

Intangibles also support Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in MVP push
The Detroit News,Kurt Mensching

One of my favorite articles from our fearless leader.

Manager Jim Leyland stands firm behind those who got the Tigers this far
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

I don't know about this. I just don't know.

Playoff anthem! Ernie Harwell’s ‘Tiger, Tiger’
Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk

Oh, Ernie. I miss you.

Al Alburquerque's kiss added spark to frigid, emotionless sport
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp

The kiss that keeps on giving.

On Anibal Sanchez and the future of the Tigers rotation
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

When the Tigers acquired Anibal Sanchez last July, every indication — including the opinion of at least one Tigers official — was that it was a two-month rental for Detroit to bolster its rotation for the playoff race and the postseason to follow.

The Joaquin Benoit Conundrum
Motor City Bengals, Grant Stoye

And we thought Jose Valverde caused heart murmurs.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Best hitters in playoff history: Ruth, Gehrig and … Beltran?
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman

The perception of Carlos Beltran's performance in the playoffs is largely built around his once taking an Adam Wainwright curveball for an NLCS-ending called third strike.

The return of Homer Bailey, who never left
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Homer Bailey is starting Game 3 of the NLDS after having his best season in the majors. But how much better was he?