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Detroit Tigers links: Joba Chamberlain is back!

Ian Krol is 'lazy,' Rob Manfred hates baseball, and Madison Bumgarner is Paul Bunyan. Happy Wednesday, everyone.

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Tigers bring back Joba: 'We have unfinished business' - The Detroit News, Chris McCosky
I still miss the beard.

Brad Ausmus has simple plan to encourage Yoenis Cespedes to hit to all fields: BP with Miguel Cabrera - MLive, Chris Iott
I'm not sure if the osmosis approach is going to work, but it's not exactly like Cespedes' swing was completely broken last year.

Ian Kinsler: Under-Achiever or Under-Appreciated? - Motor City Bengals, Dan Byrne
If anything, Kinsler has been under-covered this offseason. A big year from him could really jumpstart the Tigers' offense.

Watch Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias field ground balls like it's 2013 - MLive Video
It's not exactly a diving throw to first base against the White Sox but exciting nonetheless.

Detroit Tigers' Ian Krol vows not to be 'lazy' this season - Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
Among other things, Krol discussed a new cutter that he has been working on this offseason.

Updating Catcher Defense: Where Does Alex Avila Rank Now? - Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
Avila is one of four MLB catchers to rank positively in each of Lee's five criteria.

MLB commissioner would consider reducing season to 154 games - SBNation, Alex Skillin

John Danks explains his September rebound - South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Danks is an important piece of Chicago's puzzle this season. If he doesn't perform, the Sox are essentially looking at a three-man rotation and wishing on 2014 first round pick Carlos Rodon.

Will the 2015 Indians have a true DH? There wasn't really one in 2014 - Let's Go Tribe
Victor Martinez sure is a nice luxury.

Why $63 Million for Yoan Moncada Makes Sense - FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron
The title is a bit stronger than Cameron's actual analysis, but the name 'Andrew McCutchen' appears. It's still a lot of cash.