Dave Dombrowski: Tigers 'have not proposed a deal' involving Rick Porcello
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Eleven days ahead of a new season, trade talk has heated up, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Thursday.
Report: Tigers offered Rick Porcello to Padres for Huston Street, then Luke Gregerson
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo
If ESPN's Jim Bowden is correct, the Detroit Tigers are apparently shopping right-hander Rick Porcello for a closer candidate.
Reds make mistake, send Chapman to pen
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati Reds are expected to announce today that Aroldis Chapman will return to the bullpen.
Bryce Harper gets free Chipotle burritos for a year? Wha? How? Man.
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
This is officially the most jealous I've ever been in life ever. Ever.
Baseball Jeopardy: Searching for questions
The Hardball Times, Matt Hunter
Questions. They're important. In fact, they're fundamental to sabermetrics and baseball research. They drive analysis, create discussion, and make for entertaining writing.
Bill James on overrating ground-ball pitchers
Is Trevor Cahill heading for an injury? Bill James argues that extreme ground-ball pitchers can't be counted on for long.
Fernando Rodney’s ‘magic plantain’ in World Baseball Classic wasn’t shipped special from Dominican Republic
Big League Stew, David Brown
Sorry, I couldn't not link to this. "Plantain" is now one of my Google alerts.