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Detroit Tigers Links: Rick Porcello's trade value & Mark Teixeira to miss World Baseball Classic

Rick Porcello's trade value is a major debate, the Tigers are looking to get a closer, and Mark Teixeira will miss the World Baseball Classic due to an injured forearm. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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The great debate: Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello's trade value
The Detroit News, Tom Gage and Lynn Henning

What could the Tigers get for Porcello if they decide to trade him? A closer? A shortstop? Neither?

Report: Detroit Tigers 'taking a hard look' at Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol, James Schmehl

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly shopping closer Carlos Marmol, and the Tigers are said to be among several teams "taking a hard look" at the 30-year-old right-hander this spring.

Five questions: Detroit Tigers
The Hardball Times, Doug Wachter

The Tigers are the class of the AL Central and a championship contender. Can they make their October dreams a reality?

Drafting With Hindsight

I’m fond of calling the Detroit Tigers the worst drafting team in professional sports.

Rick Porcello – 9th Inning Savior?
Walkoff Woodward, Sam Genson

Well, he has done it again. Lynn Henning has Tigers fans in an uproar.

Tigers' Justin Verlander talks about $200 million, gay rights, Pebble Beach
Detroit Free Press, James Jahnke

Tigers ace Justin Verlander today continued his spring of yakking it up with national media. Today's interviewer was CNN's Carol Costello.

The 2013 BYB Meet-Up: Ticket payment info
Bless You Boys

Come hang out with us at Comerica Park!

Miggy's inaugural Baseball ProCamp set for Lake Orion HS
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

Want to learn from the best hitter in the American League?

Baseball’s postseason will air mostly on cable starting in 2014
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Starting in 2014, you'll need cable if you want to watch most of baseball's postseason.

How the Nationals can make history
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

In the past 30 years, five teams have won at least 105 games. I've gone on record as saying the Washington Nationals have an excellent chance of joining that exclusive company.

Mark Teixeira injures forearm, to miss World Baseball Classic
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot

Yankees and Team USA first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered a strained right forearm hitting off a tee Tuesday before an exhibition against the White Sox and will miss the World Baseball Classic.