Here's the latest from the AL Central:
Trade Retrospective: Sabathia to Brewers | FanGraphs Baseball
"Over three full seasons removed from this blockbuster trade, the Brewers acquired +4.6 wins and the Indians acquired a total (thus far) of -0.6 wins. The Indians still have nine years of control between LaPorta and Brantley, but neither appear destined for full-time roles at the big league level, while Bryson should be nothing more than a middle reliever."
Carlos Santana's 'rest' from catching could focus on DH duties for Cleveland Indians - Paul Hoynes
"Hafner and Kotchman hit lefty, Santana is a switch-hitter and Marson hits right-handed. This could be one way for Acta to balance his left-handed heavy lineup against opposing left-handers. It might also be a way to phase Hafner out of the lineup in preparation for 2013 and beyond."
- 2012 Aggregate Bonus Pools - Baseball America
"The pools range from $12,368,200 for the Twins (who own the No. 2 choice and added three selections for the loss of free agents Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel) to $1,645,700 for the Angels (who forfeited their first two picks to sign free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson)."
- Q&A with Twins Assistant GM Rob Antony, 2012 - Twinkie Town
Jesse from Twinkie Town sits down with Twins Assistant General Manager Rob Antony for a good, long catch up and chat on the Minnesota Twins.
- Mackey: It's time for Francisco Liriano to step up - Minnesota Twins news | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities
"So, at age 28, heading into a contract season with millions of dollars on the line, what is the No. 1 factor preventing Liriano from putting it all together? 'Consistency with his delivery,' said pitching coach Rick Anderson after morning workouts on Monday."
Tigers have less than $ 2.1 million to spend on 2012 draft. - Bless You Boys
The amount that the Tigers can spend is significantly lower because they will surrender their first round pick to the Brewers for signing Prince Fielder. Not only do the Tigers lose the pick, but they also lose the "slot bonus" that is allocated with that pick. A significant percentage of signing bonuses is given to players drafted in the first round. Only the Angels, who will lose their first and second round picks for signing CJ Wilson and Albert Pujols, will have a smaller bonus pool than the Tigers this year.
- With Miguel Cabrera at 3B, Nick Castellanos' future with Tigers unclear | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
"If he has a goal for how soon he will make the Tigers' lineup, he might need to revise it, through no fault of his own. Cabrera and Fielder present opposing pitchers with a formidable combined obstacle. They also form one for Castellanos."
- Prince Fielder joins his new family with Detroit Tigers - USA TODAY
"When Prince Fielder arrived at spring training with his new team, the Detroit Tigers, at 8:55 Monday morning, he was treated like family."
- Day 1: Prince Fielder’s rock show hits Lakeland " Beck's Blog
Jason Beck notes that this isn't the first time the Tigers have had a superstar -- yet it's impossible to deny it's different with Prince Fielder.