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Detroit Tigers Links: Justin Verlander's future & Nelson Cruz, Alex Rodriguez among new PED allegations

Justin Verlander's contract talks are on everyone's mind, Nick Castellanos is rated a top outfield prospect, and Nelson Cruz and Alex Rodriguez are among several players named for PED usage. These stories and an awesome quote from Charlie Manuel on Delmon Young in today's Morning Prowl.

Ezra Shaw

Tigers need to plan for future with Justin Verlander, other stars
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

I don't mean to be snarky, Lynn Henning, (or the copy editor who wrote this headline) but ... no kidding.

Detroit Tigers video: Watch infielder Miguel Cabrera impersonate pitcher Justin Verlander, Tanya Moutzalias

I imagine this would be funny if I could understand a single word Miggy were saying.

Tigers' Nick Castellanos rated a top outfield prospect
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple

Definitely excited to see him in Lakeland this year!

The angst over Justin Verlander's contract is unwarranted--for now
Motor City Bengals, Matt Pelc

Fans are a bit nervous that Justin Verlander will be a free agent in 2014, following other Detroit athletes who have disappointed fans.

Quote of the Day: Charlie Manuel on Delmon Young
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman

This is too good for words.

Western Front: Pass the Bonds, Please
Baseball Prospectus, Geoff Young

Barry Bonds' career walk totals are mind-boggling, but they're even more so when you look between the numbers.

A Miami Clinic Supplies Drugs to Sports' Biggest Names
Miami New Times, Tim Elfrink

Hey look, professional athletes are being accused of PED use. Color me shocked!

Prediction: A-Rod's career is over
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

I used to idolize A-Rod. And then I hated him. Now, I just feel sorry for him.