We are 25 days away from spring training. This is not a drill.
Detroit Tigers Will Be New, But Improved in 2015 - Motor City Bengals, Zane Stalberg
Defense! Bullpen! Those might be things this year!
Detroit Tigers touted prospect Steven Moya considered a longshot to make opening day roster - MLive, James Schmehl
I'm not sure about "touted," but keeping Steven Moya in the minors seems like the best option for all parties involved in 2015.
Making a Reliever Out of Kyle Lobstein - TigsTown, Neil Weinberg
I think that Kyle Ryan would make a better left-handed reliever, but I'll take anyone who gets people out.
Tigers' young starters might pitch in as relievers - The Detroit News, Chris McCosky
The fact that the Tigers are even open to this suggestion is great news.
Detroit Tigers' Castellanos working hard, wants to finish games - Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
Joke if you want, but even a marginal improvement from Castellanos would go a long way in 2015.
Elsewhere in Baseball
Why did we hate Bud Selig so much? - SB Nation MLB, Grant Brisbee
Rob Manfred has been in office for a day and we're already asking what happened to the other guy. Good luck with those defensive shifts, though.
The Bad Baseball Card Tournament Championship - Lookout Landing, Patrick Dubuque
This entire tournament was worth a read. And people wonder why nobody collects baseball cards anymore.
Should Sox try to lock up Porcello? - The Providence Journal, Brian MacPherson
Well, this didn't take long.
Finding a Place for James Shields - FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
The Tigers would stand to benefit quite a bit from Shields, but the club seems happy with the starting five they have in place.
What would it take for the Yankees to make a trade for Stephen Strasburg or Jordan Zimmermann? - Pinstripe Alley, Caitlin Rogers
Could we tolerate a world where Stephen Strasburg is a New York Yankee? Or does it make too much sense?