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Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera's journey & Nick Castellanos proving his worth

Miguel Cabrera is good at baseball, Nick Castellanos is proving he could make the Tigers roster, and the Chicago Cubs want a more kid-friendly field. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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An incredible journey for Miguel Cabrera
ESPN, Jayson Stark

The MVP is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, these days, working his special baseball magic for Team Venezuela. But it tells you something a Miguel Cabrera that the Detroit Tigers are as acutely aware of his absence as they are of his presence.

Everyone Already Tired of Porcello Trade Talk
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Word is out that Rick Porcello is sick of hearing (or talking) about trades and the competition for Tigers' 5th starter. Who could blame him?

Nick Castellanos proving he'll get call to Tigers, sooner than later
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

An office-pool guess on when the Tigers call up Nick Castellanos is June, maybe earlier. Castellanos, who turned 21 on March 4, is close to crashing Comerica Park.

Berry's back for Tigers, and WBC participants will be soon, too
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

After missing 12 games with patellar tendinitis, outfielder Quintin Berry was back on the field for the Tigers in Sunday's exhibition game against the Nationals.

A Detroit Tigers Blog: What if We Took Replacement out of WAR?
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

Probably the most confusing part of the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) structure is the replacement level concept.

World Baseball Classic: Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, Omar Infante have big days
Detroit Free Press, Kirkland Crawford

Miguel Cabrera was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs as Venezuela ended its World Baseball Classic run with an 11-6 win over Spain today in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cubs want more kid-friendly Wrigley Field, could explore adding mascot
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

The Chicago Cubs organization is in the midst of a massive overhaul that doesn't just include the product on the field.

New Twitter parody account making me laugh.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I don't see why everyone assumes there will be a platoon in left field in Detroit. Andy Dirks clearly has a neck up on the competition.</p>&mdash; Brennenenan Boesch (@BadBaseballPuns) <a href="">March 10, 2013</a></blockquote>
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