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Detroit Tigers Links: Spring Training 2013 is here & Victor Martinez is ready to go

Victor Martinez is ready for the "nightmare" to be over, Jim Leyland drops in manager rankings, and the Tigers Opening Day lineup is basically set. These stories and OMG SPRING TRAINING IS HERE!!!!! in today's Morning Prowl.


Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland drops in MLB Network manager rankings despite World Series run, Josh Slagter

Did someone ask Leyland about this? I can only imagine his response to it being totally awesome and hilarious.

No restrictions on Tigers' Victor Martinez
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe

I don't know, I'm kind of hoping he was restricted from using a Pitbull song as his walk-up music this year.

Tigers Opening Day lineup pretty well set, too
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Seeing an actual lineup is too exciting for words. I can't believe the first Spring Training game is this afternoon!

Tigers DH Victor Martinez's 'nightmare' finally ends with Friday's opener
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

For their own individual reasons, each player is no doubt looking forward to having the exhibition games begin. But it would be understandable if Martinez's anticipation is the highest, after missing all of last season.

Avisail Garcia, when sitting next to Miguel Cabrera
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn

Furthermore, I would like to make the correlation between him, and top 100 prospect, Avisail Garcia, as you will now witness in the text below.

Projecting Torii Hunter
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

I project that he'll be awesome. And I refuse to accept or entertain any other alternatives.

Which Tiger Manager is Brandon Inge Throwing Under the Bus?

I have to say this is an exceptionally awesome photo of Inge that Rogo found. Yellow is not his color.

David Price backtracks on his facial hair comments
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

But offending the Yankees should always be everyone's goal.

Because 'Cleveland Native-Americans' is too long
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Maybe the Cleveland Indians will never change their name. But if they do, we've got some ideas for their new moniker.

Name that baseball player from his Lego likeness
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Randy Johnson looks like a very pretty red-headed woman as a Lego.