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Detroit Tigers Links: Farewell, Danny Worth

Danny Worth is going to the Diamondbacks; the old Tiger Stadium field is safe; Jim Leyland just celebrated a birthday

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Is it Tuesday already? My, my, my, this week is just flying by. Or, then again, not. The Winter Meetings are over, the big trades and signings are yesterday's news, and now there's little left to do except wait for the return of baseball (even if that only means radio broadcasts from Florida in late February).

How bad is it?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Sources: the offseason sucks. RT <a href="">@VivaTigres</a>: Remember when there was baseball? sob</p>&mdash; Bless You Boys (@blessyouboys) <a href="">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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While the majority of the splashy, headliner offseason moves are already complete, there was a minor move made that I think would interest all of us:

Infielder Danny Worth signs minor-league deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

This was easily my favorite line: "Worth received multiple offers for minor-league deals -- including one from a team that wanted him to pitch." So long, Danny Boy, and fare thee well. We'll never forget that improbably good knuckleball.

And speaking of old friends ...

Doug Fister reflects on an incredible USO Tour

I know this isn't strictly Tigers news. But it's our old buddy, Doug, and it's nice to catch up now and again.

Mensching: Tough to predict how new Tiger starters will fare

I'm just going to spell it out right now: if not even Kurt Mensching can make a prediction here, then we mere mortals should hold our peace.

There's a developer in place for the old Tiger Stadium site

Sighs of relief all around. The old Michigan and Trumbull field will be preserved in perpetuity.

And finally, yesterday was Jim Leyland's birthday. Did you remember to send him a card?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Today is Jim Leyland&#39;s 15th consecutive 70th birthday. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; One Hook Open Slide (@HookSlideBYB) <a href="">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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That's it from the news desk. There's a long winter ahead, and even Google is highly interested in the start of the baseball season:

Google days until April

Hang in there. Only 110 more days to go.