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Detroit Tigers Links: The beginning of winter meetings & the need for a closer

Dave Dombrowski might do some shopping at winter meetings this week, the Tigers should still be focused on finding a closer, and Miguel Cabrera is focused on the 2013 season. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Al Messerschmidt

Detroit Tigers linked to Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera in trade talks, but he's just a younger Jhonny Peralta, Josh Slagter

Cabrera is a 27-year-old shortstop who has $16.5 million left on his contract. He's a two-time All-Star for Cleveland, but his declining range is a concern.

Tigers should be shopping for closer; there are plenty of intriguing candidates
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

Larry Bowa of the MLB Network believes the Tigers will find some back-end bullpen help, even while they continue to publicly insist they are perfectly content with their cast.

Mitch Albom is the Worst

Have I mentioned at all recently that it's good to have Rogo back. Because, it is. It really, really is.

Watch every Miguel Cabrera home run and RBI from his historic Triple Crown season (Video)
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

Don't mind if I do.

Tigers' GM Dave Dombrowski might do some shopping at MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple

Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski might have Minnie Pearl's famous hat on his mind as he heads to Nashville, Tenn., for this week's winter meetings.

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera focused on 2013, not last season's AL MVP honor
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel

Five-year-old Chase Kenny took two steps toward Miguel Cabrera and stopped. Chase, wearing a Cabrera jersey, looked scared and apprehensive, walking up to his hero.

These were our Tigers.
Roar of the Tigers

Terrible cartoons for your Monday morning. Definitely the best way to start the week.