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Detroit Tigers Links: The bullpen dilema & more Anibal Sanchez fun

The Detroit Tigers have some work to do in the bullpen, Anibal Sanchez may be the Tigers best option to complete the rotation, and Adrian Beltre should be the 2012 MVP. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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Tigers links:

It's Anibal Sanchez or bust for Tigers
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

It's not that I don't think Drew Smyly can succeed as the fifth starter, it's just that I'd rather see Sanchez in the rotation.

Detroit Tigers lookahead: Team has no surefire closer, has some work to do in bullpen, Chris Iott

Rick Porcello for closer! Woooo!

New names in Tigers free-agency chatter: Nick Swisher, Angel Pagan, Cody Ross
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo

Nick Swisher? Who in the baseball heavens hates me this much? I demand accountability for this awful theory.

An Offseason Primer
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn

In which we use 1261 words to look at the end of the 2012 season, what the expectations were in reference to what they actually accomplished.

The Detroit Tigers' Case For Signing Josh Hamilton
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Want to win now? Don't care about the future - especially the future payroll? There is basically one and only one way for you to go all in on the 2013 season – at least as far as this year’s free agent market is concerned.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Can We Make Adrian Beltre the MVP?
Baseball Prospectus, Matthew Kory

He's honestly not the first person I've heard make a case for it. Still not going to happen.

David Ortiz on Bobby V: "this guy must have some mental issues or needs medicine or something"
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

This is better than a soap opera.

Can you win in the American League without hitting homers?
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Win by the long ball, die by the long ball. To some extent, this was the Tigers' demise.

Your 2012 MLB All-Star team
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

With special appearances from Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, and Justin Verlander.