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Detroit Tigers Links states the obvious

Links is about to drop some knowledge.

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First obvious statement. The Tigers are going to need a healthy Jordan Zimmerman for the stretch run. Also needed are J.D. Martinez. Justin Upton, and a whole host of other good players.

Michael Fulmer is very good. From Sunday, all the Michael Fulmer happiness you can handle. His poise sets him apart. Also obvious, Michael Fulmer is important beyond 2016.

The Twins are very bad. And their GM just paid the price. How they almost made the playoffs last year is one of the greatest baseball related mysteries of our time.

The White Sox are in a tough spot. After Monday's walk-off loss that resulted in a near-record 44 seconds of Hawk silence (yes, I used to check it), the White Sox stand two games under .500 with amazing front-end starters and their best bat being Melky CabreraPittsburgh and Seattle are in similar situations.

I still don't see this happening. Sure, sure, the "momentum is building for 154 games." I've heard this before. That is why I am so surprised to see Grant Brisbee's prediction:

My guess? It will happen. Not next year or the year after, but it's coming. The baseball season really is ridiculously long, a total anachronism, and while there's no way to cut the season in half to mirror two of the other major sports, this is just about the least they can do.

I'm not sold, but I am in favor of it. The season lasting until November is ludicrous.

Preemptively disabling Skynet. We all gripe about balls and strikes but nobody wants to see robotic umpires. How are you supposed to argue with a robot? Let's not rob ourselves of Ausmus covering the plate with his sweatshirt.

Puig is still on the market. For the second straight year Yasiel Puig is on the trading block, and it is always interesting to see if someone will take a chance. Puig might be one of the biggest wildcards in baseball. He has shown flashes of superstardom accompanied by lack of hustle and terrible inconsistencies. The thing is, he's still only 25. If I was rebuilding, I would take a long hard look at acquiring someone with that much upside.

Baseball is awesome.