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Detroit Tigers Links: Austin Jackson's natural swing & Alex Avila's pitch framing

Can Austin Jackson carry his natural swing into the regular season, Alex Avila's pitch framing is still pretty good, and the Detroit Tigers are this year's World Series favorite.

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Tigers links:

Detroit Tigers the World Series favorite
ESPN, Dave Cameron

Dave Cameron explains why the Detroit Tigers should be considered the World Series favorites. He points to the current talent assembled and a relatively easy schedule as major factors.

Would you give Justin Verlander money to Max Scherzer?
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

For today you are the Tigers' general manager. And the subject is Max Scherzer, who can be a free agent next offseason.

Nick Castellanos works to make transition from prospect to regular, outfielder to third baseman, Chris Iott

Castellanos was first on the list of top 20 Tigers prospects that was released Friday. Robbie Ray, Devon Travis, Jake Thompson and Jonathon Crawford round out the top five.

New Detroit Tigers coach Omar Vizquel understands challenge of World Series expectations
Detroit Free Press, Shawn Windsor

In all the years he roamed the infield, nothing stung more than the night his team lost Game 7 of the 1997 World Series.

Dombrowski: We’re not trading any of our starters
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

The Tigers had a flurry of trade rumors surrounding their starting pitchers over the offseason until Doug Fister went to Washington.

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #17 – Max Scherzer
Walkoff Woodward, Grey Papke

Max Scherzer tantalized everyone for years with his unmissable talent, but it was 2013 where he finally got it all together and posted the numbers many believed he was capable of.

Pitch Framing Measurement Evolves and Avila Still Looks Good
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

One of the most difficult things to measure in baseball is catcher defense.

Will Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson Carry His Natural Swing into the Regular Season?
Motor City Bengals, Josie Parnell

Austin Jackson is finding his natural swing with the help of Detroit Tigers' batting coach, Wally Joyner.