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Detroit Tigers Links: Ian Kinsler is already making enemies & the next Max Scherzer

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It didn't take Ian Kinsler long to start making enemies in Detroit, Mike Matheny blazed a trail for Brad Ausmus to become Detroit's manager, and who is the next Max Scherzer? (Hint: The answer is no one. Because Max Scherzer rules all areas of life.)

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Tigers links:

'I hope they go 0-162'
ESPN, Robert Sanchez

I don't know about the rest of you, but "sleazeball" has always been used as a very endearing term in my circle of friends. I don't see what the big deal is.

Ian Kinsler of Detroit Tigers hopes Texas Rangers, sleazeball GM Jon Daniels go 0-162
ESPN Dallas, Richard Durrett

Hell hath no fury like a Ranger scorned.

Tigers' Ian Kinsler doesn't take back calling Texas GM 'sleazeball'
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

And now we go to Prince Fielder for comment.

Throwing Ian Kinsler a pity party
SweetSpot Blog, Christina Kahrl

"If you're a Tigers fan, you should be worried about Kinsler." Or, I'll start worrying about him when I see an actual reason to start worrying about him. Until then, I'll keep my expectations high, thank you very much. Hmpf!

Motor City Bengals: Three Tigers that will produce in 2014 — and three that won't
Detroit Free Press, Matt Pelc

The first comment on this article reads: "I get tired of the negativity on Dirks. If he stays healthy, just watch." So, we can blame that guy. And we can also now guarantee that Dirks won't produce ... for 12 weeks at least.

Justin Verlander dared Torii Hunter to kiss an alligator — and he did it (Photo)
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Is it just me, or are there a lot of unusual things happening at spring training this year?

Mike Matheny blazed a trail for Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe

'Brad probably could have been managing a few years ago if he had wanted to,' Matheny said Monday before the Tigers-Cardinals game.

Elsewhere in baseball:

The Next Scherzer: Low Strikeout Candidates
FanGraphs Baseball, Tony Blengino

Waiting for the breakdown on how they compare in Twitter awesomness. Because no one will be the next Scherzer if that's the case.

Can Baseball Get By Without a Commissioner?
The Hardball Times, Alex Remington

Can Melissa get by without tomatoes? Yes.

Tigers tweets:

If Josh Hamilton is calling you out, you know you're in trouble.


Justin Verlander has entirely too much power. Because he got verified in exactly 0.5 seconds after this tweet was sent.

One more time? Sure why not.