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Detroit Tigers Links: Tigers favored to win 2013 World Series & Delmon Young's Impending Free Agency

The Tigers are the early favorites to win the 2013 World Series, Delmon Young is interested to see how his free agency plays out, and an update from the Arizona Fall League. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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Tweet of the day, naturally, from @PhilCokesBrain:

Yeah, that has been my life for the past 48+ hours.

Arizona Fall League (and others) Update
Tigers Prospect Report, Brian Sakowski
Apparently struggling offense is running rampant throughout the Tigers' entire system right now.

the awful demise of bats
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
Lots of sadness in Samara's world lately, which is understandable.

The Giants Win With Depth
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron
A decent take from Cameron, but I have to disagree. The Giants won that series because they played better, not because they were more talented.

Autopsy Report: Detroit Tigers
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Meanwhile, a more accurate report on what went wrong for the Tigers, though I still disagree that the Giants are the overall better team. They were just better in that series, and that's all that matters.

Delmon Young on being free agent for first time: 'I'd like to see how the process plays out'
MLive, Chris Iott

"Young was asked whether he would like to stay with the Tigers. 'It'd be cool, but I'd like to see what's out there,' he said. 'I'm not going to marry my first girlfriend.'"

Oddsmakers have Tigers as 6-to-1 favorites to win 2013 World Series
The Detroit News
If you hated what the expectations of 2012 did to the Tigers fanbase, you're probably not going to like 2013 much either.

Tigers Mobile hits streets of downtown Detroit
Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
This might be the only good thing that came out of the World Series.

The Morning After
Walkoff Woodward, Grey Papke

"And it just illustrates how fickle this game really is. One week the Tigers looked like they could beat anyone; the next, they looked helpless, lifeless, feeble, completely overmatched in every single facet of the game."

Jim Leyland To Return To Detroit Tigers in 2013?
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder
All signs point to Leyland coming back next season. As much as people hate his lineups, we have been to two World Series in seven years, as well as a third ALCS. He deserves to stay for the foreseeable future.

Elsewhere in Baseball (and other plugs):

Will the Dodgers overpay for the closer myth?
Baseball Nation, Cee Angi
While this article centers around Brandon League, the question for the Tigers is the same: will they go out and get a free agent closer or fill the role from within?

A's decline Drew's option, pick up Balfour's
Athletics Nation
Remember when there were rumors out there about the Tigers trading Jhonny Peralta for Stephen Drew? They essentially have the opportunity to re-think that move during this offseason. I'll still take Peralta though.

Video: Detroit Pistons season predictions for 2012-13
Detroit Bad Boys
For those who have been too busy with the Tigers to keep up with the other Detroit sports teams, the Pistons kick off their season tomorrow night. Be sure to check out Detroit Bad Boys all season long for excellent coverage.