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Detroit Tigers Links: Much ado about Brennan Boesch & Yunel Escobar as a Detroit Tiger

Brennan Boesch doesn't seem to fit into the Tigers 2013 plans, should the Tigers consider Yunel Escobar (hell-to-the-no), and baseball's response to the steroid era. These stories and some random quail hunting injuries in today's Morning Prowl.

Doug Pensinger

Tigers links:

Even Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has limits when it comes to financing a championship
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

And don't worry, guys. If reading Henning isn't enough, there's a video of him at the winter meetings that is sure to fill your offseason voids. You. Are. Welcome.

Tough to figure how Brennan Boesch would fit into Detroit Tigers' plans for 2013 season, Chris Iott

Well at least we know Rogo will be happy.

Reports: Tigers deal with Rafael Soriano 'ain't happening'
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo

If the Detroit Tigers are searching for a closer in the free-agent market, it isn't likely to be Rafael Soriano.

Gene Lamont Has Been Promoted
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn

Promoted to the bench. Seems funny. I would have liked to see Delmon Young promoted to the bench for much of last season. But we don't all get our way.

Should Tigers Consider Yunel Escobar?
Motor City Bengals, John Verburg


Elsewhere in baseball:

Yankees could receive insurance funds if Alex Rodriguez can’t play
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot

"So, the best thing A-Rod can do for the Yankees now is not play?" Yes. And for the rest of America.

Red Sox sign Shane Victorino
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

All morning and all afternoon, the Shane Victorino train was barreling down the tracks toward South Station, with the Boston Red Sox looking to sign the outfielder to a three-year deal.

Dale Sveum was accidentally shot by Robin Yount during a recent quail hunt
Big League Stew, David Brown

Oh. Um. What?

Baseball's slow response to steroid era clouds Hall of Fame credentials
The Detroit News, Jerry Green

A Jerry Green column. Christmas has come early, guys.