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Detroit Tigers Links: The strength of starting pitching & Prince Fielder's power

The Detroit Tigers' starting pitching has been their strength this postseason, Prince Fielder's power has been good despite a switch to Comerica Park, and Alex Rodriguez as a Miami Marlin. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Leon Halip

Tigers links:

Tigers' good fortune in playoffs a byproduct of proper design
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

But you can submit that 2012, for all its craziness and distress, might have delivered to the Tigers camp a Santa Claus sleigh full of good fortune at the very point the Tigers are doing their part by playing their best baseball of the season.

Prince Fielder’s Power
FanGraphs, Eno Sarris

Going into this season, it was obvious that Prince Fielder was leaving a park that was friendly to his lefty power and going to one that was less cozy.

Time For Tigers Righties To Step Up
Motor City Bengals Chris Hannum

The Tigers do not have the sort of lineup that should struggle against left-handed pitching.

Thank You
Brain Matters

What an amazing night. It seems like everything came to an crashing crescendo last night for PhilCokesBrain.

Jim Leyland uses every bullet, not just best
ESPN, Christina Kahrl

Where the Tigers are concerned, it’s easy to lose yourself in the statistical feats of their star sluggers: Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown, of course, but also Prince Fielder notching his sixth consecutive 30-homer season and Austin Jackson’s huge year.

The pitching-first Tigers
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

The Detroit Tigers are one win away from the pennant, but they didn't mash their way there as expected.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Much ado about the rules
The Hardball Times, Chris Lund

What should stay? What should go? What should be changed?

White Sox dropping ticket prices for 2013 following research
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman

Few people picked the White Sox to be competitive this season, let alone fight for the AL Central title with the Tigers deep into September, yet despite dramatically outperforming preseason expectations with 85 wins they failed to top two million in attendance for the first time since 2004.

Will A-Rod become a Miami Marlin in 2013?
Baseball Nation

Rumors are flying that the Yankees want to rid themselves of Alex Rodriguez, and he might be headed to the Marlins.