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Detroit Tigers Links: Miguel Cabrera hit a baseball really far & so did Nick Castellanos

Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos both hit home runs yesterday, the Cleveland Indians sold out their home opener in six minutes, and Kyle Lohse could be the Tigers' downfall. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos launches first spring homer, making strong impression
MLive, James Schmehl
Well, here's the first of many Castellanos pieces we'll see in the next few weeks. I still don't think he makes the team, even with a monster spring.

Monday’s notes: Tracking Cabrera’s moon shot
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
I like to think that Cabrera's home run landed in the Gulf of Mexico, floated out into the ocean, and is halfway to Africa by now.

Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Papelbon: Baseball Play Analysis
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan

"Conclusion: one can still be entertained by spring training, even when equipped with an understanding that it’s effectively pointless"

Kyle Lohse Threatens Detroit Tigers
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
This story turned out to be way less exciting than the headline suggests. Not that it's bad, it just didn't involve any bold statements on Lohse's part.

Hot in Cleveland: Indians sell out home opener in six minutes, start spring 5-0
Big League Stew, Mike Oz
Related: Ryan Raburn is currently hitting .750/.800/1.875 this spring with three home runs and six RBIs.

Gordon Beckham tweaks his batting stance again
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
For some reason, the picture in this article made me think of that awesome Robert Andino picture from last season.

Jeff Luhnow: “We will outperform the expectations”
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Yeah, if expectations consist of "winning a game or two."