Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 12/26/12
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DETROIT -- When teams either dont develop top prospects or trade them away, they become the New York Yankees. They become totally dependent on the free agent market to fill holes and stay strong, and that can be a crap shoot -- even for the Yankees with their nearly unlimited funds. Thats why it logically makes sense for the Tigers to not only hold onto top outfield prospects Nick Castellanos and Avisail Garcia, but also starting pitchers Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly. These are the players who will breathe life into the franchise in upcoming years, and provide exciting replacements when starters go down with the inevitable injuries. Right now, the Tigers are having trouble finding a full-time spot for either Garcia or Castellanos, but in 2015 they could easily be starting in the corners. Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline has been about as high on Castellanos as anyone to come through the organization, and Garcia hit .319 in his late-season call-up while showing a great glove and arm....
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