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Detroit Tigers Links: Ian Kinsler is ready for Detroit & Don Kelly's chances to make 25-man roster

Ian Kinsler is ready for all that awaits him this season, Don Kelly's chances to make the 25-man roster, and the Tigers' first full workout focuses heavily on baserunning. Oh, also, someone drove a tractor to practice yesterday. My money is on Dirks.

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Tigers links:

The Detroit Tigers will be more reliant on speed and defense in 2014, Anthony Castrovince

In all honesty ... I haven't been this excited about a Tigers team in awhile. I just can't wait to see how all of the offseason moves come together.

With mane but no pain, Tigers' Andy Dirks ready to hit again
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Again? That's assuming he's ever hit. Which ... uhhh ... is up for debate.

Ian Kinsler excited for change of scenery with Detroit Tigers

New Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler doesn't mind admitting he had gotten comfortable in Texas.

My 30 Years Watching the Detroit Tigers

Can someone check on Rogo? He said something about understanding Jerry Green. I'm worried.

Ask Schmehl: Will Don Kelly make Opening Day roster? Can Casey Crosby win spot in Tigers' bullpen?, James Schmehl

Don Kelly debates start ........................ now! We can officially welcome baseball back.

Detroit Tigers' first full-squad workout places emphasis on baserunning
Detroit Free Press, Brad Ausmus

Fundamentals. Fundamentals. Fundamentals. Wheeeeeee!

Lineup discussion: AL Central
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

"Key question: How do they replace Prince Fielder's production and presence?" Fair question, I guess. But when I think about the season, that question really doesn't even cross my mind.

5 Things The Detroit Tigers Need To Do To Win The AL Central
Motor City Bengals, Josh Paulisin

There's actually only one thing they need to do, which is win more than everyone else. But perhaps that's too simplistic.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Live in Los Angeles? Wanna watch the Dodgers? Well, about that . . .
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

I think the most shocking part of this article is that rabbit ears still exist.

Lloyd McClendon fires back at Yankees hitting coach who dissed Robinson Cano
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Oh, Lloyd.

Tigers tweets:

This is just so great.

How can you not love this team?

Justin Verlander is by far his biggest fan.