Big money moves don't guarantee titles; just ask the Tigers
The Detroit News, Tony Paul
Oh sure, thanks for reminding us.
Bottom Five: Tiger Starting Pitchers
Brad Penny shout out! Weeee!
Quote of the Day: "He’s the new Don Kelly"
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman
Al highlighted this yesterday, but it's worth another mention. If for nothing else than a great Friday morning giggle.
Should the Detroit Tigers sign shortstop Stephen Drew, they could have a trade partner for incumbent Jhonny Peralta.
Dombrowski: "Scott Boras, he’s entitled to his opinion"
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
The Rule 5 Draft was the unexpected news of the day for the Tigers as they prepared to head out of Nashville, and it overshadowed any reaction from club officials to agent Scott Boras’ remarks from Wednesday on their closer situation and Boras’ client, Rafael Soriano.
Elsewhere in baseball:
The Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura fight, as imagined in the world of RBI Baseball
Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
Let me just say, I have no idea what this article is actually about. But ... OMG, RBI BASEBALL. The picture alone fills me with joy.
The Kremlinology of the Winter Meetings
FanGraphs Baseball, Alex Remington
During hot stove season, it’s easy to get excited about a team’s possible acquisitions, especially during Winter Meetings week.
Team revenue is exploding industry-wide. The new national TV deal that takes hold in 2014 will be twice as lucrative as the last one.
Skewed Left: How the Teams That Did Nothing in Nashville Did
Baseball Prospectus, Zachary Levine
Some teams stood pat at the winter meetings, but not all of them were better off for it.