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05-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Detroit's Earthworm Preservation Society
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Rob Mains

05-15

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Worst Bullpen in Baseball
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Rob Mains

03-29

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Short Relief: Spring Dismissals, Veteran Expletives, and JaCobies Jones
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James Fegan, Nathan Bishop and Patrick Dubuque

03-23

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Short Relief: Playing the Right Way, Baserunning the Wrong Way, and Pitching the Rockies Way
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David Temple, Mo Bjonski and Zack Moser

03-16

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Short Relief: Disputing Crash, Remembering Bonderman, and Forgetting Pham
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Zack Moser, David Temple and James Fegan

03-15

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Detroit Tigers
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Bryan Grosnick

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Need You To Need Me
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Bryan Grosnick

01-06

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Transaction Analysis: Post-Christmas Shopping
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Matthew Trueblood, Jared Wyllys and Brendan Gawlowski

09-02

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Prospect Profile: Spencer Turnbull
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Jessica Quiroli

08-31

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The Call-Up: JaCoby Jones
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Mark Anderson and Scooter Hotz

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: Tigers Add Iglesias Insurance
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Bryan Grosnick and Christopher Crawford

08-08

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What You Need to Know: We're Not in Asgaard Anymore
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Ashley Varela

08-04

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What You Need to Know: Everybody's Walk-Off Wild Pitching
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Demetrius Bell

07-13

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Two-Strike Approach: The Curse That Keeps Giving
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Cat Garcia

07-06

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Rubbing Mud: The Tigers Should Go For It
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Matthew Trueblood

06-27

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What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Hit Seven Homers and Lose
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Ashley Varela

06-23

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Prospectus Feature: The Increasingly Lopsided Everybody-Wins Trade
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Aaron Gleeman

06-13

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What You Need to Know: Nothing Left to Do But Win
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Ashley Varela

06-07

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Prospectus Feature: From a Cesspool, Success
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Aaron Gleeman

06-03

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Transaction Analysis: Just A Guy(s)
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Bryan Grosnick

05-17

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What You Need to Know: Jose Berrios: Not An Instant Ace
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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What You Need to Know: Zimmermann Dealin'
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Ashley Varela

04-21

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What You Need to Know: Raisel Iglesias' Deus Ex Machina
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Demetrius Bell

03-11

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Life at the Margins: Catching Down
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Rian Watt

03-03

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Winter Is Leaving
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Sam Miller

02-25

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Pitching Backward: The Superest Utility
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Jeff Long

02-01

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Rubbing Mud: Catch a Tiger
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Matthew Trueblood

01-26

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Baseball Therapy: It's Nice to Have Options
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Russell A. Carleton

01-19

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Transaction Analysis: Upton a Luxury the Tigers can Afford
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Matthew Trueblood

12-29

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Rumor Roundup: Yo Back to Motown?
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Daniel Rathman

12-17

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Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball Owners and Their Predictable Needs
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Meg Rowley

12-02

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Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Jordan Zimmermann
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Doug Thorburn

11-30

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Transaction Analysis: It's All Happening, 'Mann
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

11-18

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2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

11-11

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Rubbing Mud: The Great Big Exasperated AL Central Shrug
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Matthew Trueblood

10-12

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Prospectus Feature: DRA and Linear Weights. And Justin Verlander.
by
Jonathan Judge

09-30

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Rubbing Mud: Check Norris
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Matthew Trueblood

05-22

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What You Need to Know: Bummed!
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Daniel Rathman

05-22

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Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Season Odds Report
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Matthew Trueblood

05-08

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Painting the Black: This Year's Eephus
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R.J. Anderson

04-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders
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Matthew Trueblood

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!
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Chris Mosch

04-21

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What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-15

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Rubbing Mud: The Early-Season Odds Changers
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Matthew Trueblood

03-23

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Every Team's Moneyball: Detroit Tigers: Dealing Dombrowski
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Nick Shlain

03-19

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An Agent's Take: What A Comeback Takes
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Joshua Kusnick

02-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Bad Bullpen Teams Get A Little Less Bad
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

02-25

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Pebble Hunting: What the Heck, Tigers?
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Sam Miller

01-21

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2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-19

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Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields
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Daniel Rathman

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May 22, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: Detroit's Earthworm Preservation Society

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Rob Mains

Tigers pitchers keep it in the air.

Balls hit in the air are one of the big stories of the 2017 season. A record number of them are going over the fence, but the larger narrative has been about how players are seeking to hit more balls in the air—elevate is the term of choice—with improved results. Ryan Zimmerman—nearly stick-a-fork-in-him done last year, MVP contender this year—is the poster child, but greater launch angles have been a theme throughout the game.

Rob Arthur of FiveThirtyEight has pointed out that this hasn’t necessarily benefited hitters, but it is, if nothing else, a thing. How big a thing? Well, through games of Saturday (all 2017 statistics in this article are through Saturday), 45.7 percent of batted balls have been hit on the ground this year, compared to 46.1 percent in 2016, which in turn was lower than 2015’s 47.0 percent. So far this year, batters are hitting ground balls at the lowest rate since 2011.

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And it may not be the Tigers.

The Tigers' bullpen allowed a 5.71 ERA through Saturday. That’s bad. It blew eight saves. That’s bad too. It allowed 38 percent of inherited runners to score, which is bad, particularly since it inherited 56 of them (the MLB average is 49). It allowed an .819 OPS, 5.19 FIP, and 5.64 DRA. Let me go through those figures one at a time. They are bad, bad, and bad, respectively.

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James breaks out the crack analysis to break down your manager ejection fantasy draft, Nathan smirks along with Chase Utley, and Patrick creates an an identity crisis.

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David's article may be recorded for quality assurance, Mo asks ballplayers to gather ye TOOTBLANs while ye may, and Zack celebrates the model mid-90s Rockies starter.

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Zack takes on one of baseball's favorite cliches, while David and Tommy Pham cling stubbornly to their souls.

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Does the aging, stars-and-scrubs core have one more run in it?

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January 26, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Need You To Need Me

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Bryan Grosnick

Luis Valbuena adds to the Angels' depth, Michael Saunders gives the Phillies some outfield pop, and Mikie Mahtook tries to find a role with the Tigers.

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Drew Storen, Ben Revere, Peter O'Brien find new homes while Rajai Davis and Alex Avila return to old stomping grounds.

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September 2, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect Profile: Spencer Turnbull

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Jessica Quiroli

The Tigers prospect reflects on a challenging season.

Spencer Turnbull laughed a little when he reflected on his time rehabbing in the GCL.

He paused, contemplating what he’d learned on the difficult road back from rehab appearances, designed to help him recover from a shoulder injury that kept him out for the first three months of the season. He then spent another three weeks laid up with an oblique injury.

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August 31, 2016 6:00 am

The Call-Up: JaCoby Jones

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Mark Anderson and Scooter Hotz

Nick Castellanos is dealing with a broken hand, so the Tigers turn to their farm system for help.

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Erick Aybar isn't what he once was, but he'll work for what the Tigers need and the price was right.

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Justin Verlander makes Noah Syndergaard look positively mortal, Billy Hamilton destroys our preconceived ideas about speed, and Jean Segura gifts Orlando Arcia his first extra base in the majors.

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Equipped with Mjolnir, Thor is unbeatable. Without it, well, he might look something like Noah Syndergaard on the losing end of a 4-3 pitcher’s duel.


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