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Detroit Tigers Links: Steven Moya may be back sooner than later & Stephen Drew is not the answer

Steven Moya could be back with the Tigers sooner rather than later, Stephen Drew is not a target for Detroit despite Jose Iglesias' prognosis, and several players shave their heads in support of a pediatric cancer charity.

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Detroit Tigers taking full advantage of 'green light' freedom, finding plenty of success on bases, James Schmehl

Through 18 games this spring, the Tigers have listened to manager Brad Ausmus, having already swiped a major league-leading 22 bags this spring.

Free agent Stephen Drew is not the savior in Tigers' thinking
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Even with Jose Iglesias out, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is not about to forfeit to the Red Sox a first-round prize in a very deep 2014 draft to sign an expensive shortstop who might contribute only marginally more than his existing cast.

Detroit Tigers prospect Steven Moya sent to Double-A, but maybe not for long
Detroit Free Press, Anthony Fenech

Moya didn't make the team. He was optioned to Double-A Erie on Friday. But if this spring's performance is any indication, and if the Tigers' praise for the youngster rings true, he's going to make the team someday. And that day might be coming sooner rather than later.

Ranking the best 'core fives' in the majors
ESPN, David Schoenfield

Who has the best core of five players in MLB? David Schoenfield ranks the top 10.

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #23 — Joba Chamberlain
Walkoff Woodward, Alexandra Simon

The arrival of Joba Chamberlain to Detroit continues a recent trend of low to moderate risk/potential high reward power arms being courted and signed by the Tigers.

2014 Forecast: Tigers Going All the Way This Year
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

With opening day about two weeks away, it's time for my predicted standings for 2014.

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How Speed Affects Isolated Power
The Hardball Times, Jeff Zimmerman

People define a hitter’s power in many different forms, with Isolated Power (ISO) being a fairly common method.

Rays shave their heads for a good cause
HardballTalk, Drew Silva

Matt Joyce, Ben Zobrist, James Loney, and Jake McGee were among the other participants in "Fortune Favors The Bald," a charity event for pediatric cancer.

Lowell Spinners to wear ugly Christmas sweater uniforms in July
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend

It's a game of can you top this around the minor leagues in terms of promotional jerseys and everybody is a winner as a result.

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