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Detroit Tigers Links: Starting pitching has been above average & Bruce Rondon's future

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The starting pitching for the Tigers has been better than expected, Bruce Rondon is not finished despite demotion, and David Price is fined by MLB. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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Tigers' starting pitching has been even better than anticipated
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

I mean, I guess they've been alright. Eh, who am I kidding? They really have been phenomenal. It makes me giddy.

Despite demotion, Tigers' Bruce Rondon isn't finished
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp

I don't think anyone thought he was, Drew.

Ten Awesome Fox Sports Detroit Programming Ideas
TigerSnark

Bobby Higginson. Anything with Bobby Higginson is a good idea.

Prince Fielder Banned in New Zealand
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Let's not pretend like we would be mad if the U.S. government put bans on certain names. It would prevent so much stupid from happening.

Around the AL Central:

White Sox 3, Rangers 1: Individual victories for Hector Santiago and Tyler Flowers lead to series win
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Spot starter gets support from batterymate with big three-run homer to take series in Texas.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Bryce Harper/Stephen Strasburg: Who is more valuable to Nationals?
ESPN, David Schoenfield

Yes.

David Price fined by MLB: ‘I’ll remember this next time they ask me to do something’
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Aw man. Ish just got real.

How to think about intentional walks
Baseball Nation, Jason Brannon

Seriously, do baseball fans really pay good money to see the best players not actually play?

Alex Rodriguez cleared for baseball activity
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

But wait ... I thought he was so broken down and decrepit that he was gonna retire and ask the Yankees to keep the $114 million they owe him. So confused!