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11-24

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Nick Shlain

11-20

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Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable
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Jeff Long

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Jays Leggo Their A. Gose
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Jordan Gorosh

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: Victor Control
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R.J. Anderson and Nick Shlain

11-04

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Painting the Black: The Free Agent 50
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Max Scherzer
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CJ Wittmann

10-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Great Octoberness Rankings
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Miles Wray

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Quartet of Consequence: The Four Plays That Keyed An ALDS Sweep
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R.J. Anderson

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 7, Tigers 6
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Jeff Quinton

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers
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R.J. Anderson

09-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Eric Hosmer
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Ben Carsley

09-25

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Painting the Black: How David Price Gets The Best of Jose Abreu
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R.J. Anderson

09-25

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What You Need to Know: September 26, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-24

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The Lineup Card: Best Baseball Player Idiosyncrasies, 2014 Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First Week
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Rany Jazayerli

09-09

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 9, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-05

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Prospect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or Famine
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Jeff Moore, Mark Anderson and Tucker Blair

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season
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R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

07-17

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Painting the Black: The Stealth Steals
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R.J. Anderson

07-09

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What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback
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Chris Mosch

07-02

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What You Need to Know: The A's Get Rick-Rolled
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Chris Mosch

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's
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Daniel Rathman

06-10

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Verlander
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Sam Miller

06-05

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The Call-Up: Eugenio Suarez
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

05-23

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The Call-Up: Corey Knebel
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Jordan Gorosh and Mauricio Rubio

05-05

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Transaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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R.J. Anderson

05-01

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The Call-Up: Robbie Ray
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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The Miguel Cabrera Extension
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Jeff Quinton

03-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Keep Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers Spend Too Soon
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Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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Pebble Hunting: BOOM! HERE COMES THE BOOM! READY OR NOT! HERE COMES THE BOYS FROM THE TIGERS!
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Sam Miller

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild
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R.J. Anderson

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 412: 2014 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

03-11

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Rumor Roundup: A New Challenger
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Daniel Rathman

01-14

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Painting the Black: Smyly Anticipated
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R.J. Anderson

12-20

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Joe Nathan
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Josh Herzenberg

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Extraordinary Joe?
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Sam Miller

12-03

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
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Paul Sporer

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 340: Attempting to Make Sense of the Doug Fister Deal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-27

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Rumor Roundup: Replacing the Departed
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Daniel Rathman

11-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 334: The Fielder-Kinsler Trade/Australia's Asia Series Cinderella Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Fantasy Fallout of the Fielder-Kinsler Swap
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Bret Sayre

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Fielder, Kinsler, and the Trade That Put Everything in its Place
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Sam Miller

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 333: How Teams Are Bridging the Gap Between Front Office and Field Staff
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-15

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Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings
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Daniel Rathman

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers

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Nick Shlain

Victor Martinez is back, Miguel Cabrera is still there, and those are two reasons why you shouldn't sleep on the fantasy options in Motown.

Even when the general manager is Dave Dombrowski, losing Jhonny Peralta, Omar Infante, Doug Fister, and Prince Fielder in one offseason is a bit much. The Tigers overcame their subtractions and, led by Victor Martinez, Miguel Cabrera, and Ian Kinsler, went on to win 90 games and a fourth consecutive American League Central division title, but they also had the worst Pythagorean win total (86) of the last four versions of this team.

At the trade deadline, the Tigers acquired David Price, almost acknowledging that Max Scherzer’s exit is inevitable. Early offseason moves like re-upping with Victor Martinez and the Devon Travis for Anthony Gose swap show that the Tigers will continue to be in win-now mode for the next few years. Before they address a few key areas of need, let’s take a look at the fantasy relevant players still under team control.

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Even if Max Scherzer leaves this offseason, the Tigers will have a dominant top four. A big part of that is Rick Porcello's emergence. Here's how it happened.

Six years and $144 million. That was the contract that Max Scherzer reportedly turned down before the 2014 season. Instead, Scherzer took his $15.5 million to pitch this season, famously taking out a sizeable insurance policy on his ability to obtain a large contract this offseason. It’s probably safe to chalk this one up as a win for the insurer, given that Scherzer is in line to receive a huge contract as a free agent this winter.

Losing Scherzer will inevitably hurt, but the Tigers will still have David Price, Justin Verlander, an underrated Anibal Sanchez, and Rick Porcello in their rotation next season. Taking that a step further, Porcello’s “emergence” this season could play a role in the club’s willingness to part ways with one of their former Cy Young winners. If Porcello’s 2015 season resembles the one just past, the club will be in good shape.

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November 14, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Jays Leggo Their A. Gose

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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Jordan Gorosh

Toronto makes way in center for a top prospect; the Tigers trade from a shallow system; and the Pirates get a new pitch-framer.

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November 13, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Victor Control

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R.J. Anderson and Nick Shlain

The Tigers keep playing for now; it hasn't burned them yet. Also: Dean Anna gets a big-league deal, Rob Scahill is on the move, and San Diego is rid of Roach.

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Evaluations of the top 50 free agents available in the 2014-2015 offseason, with near-worthless predictions about where they'll land.

Another year, another top-50 list. Here are three things to remember while reading through the rankings: 1) international free agents were excluded on the principle that if I haven't seen them in some manner or another, then I don't feel comfortable ranking them; 2) "Randy" is a random number generator whose predictions were made by pairing integers with teams (e.g. the number 1 and the Angels); and 3) the list is ordered based on expected AAV with some other considerations (learned from past lists) factored in:

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"His whole pitch arsenal is a strength."

Max Scherzer

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What makes a moment slow-motionable? What makes a moment made for soft focus and sepia? What will make you cry this month? It's complicated.

Throughout the playoffs, sportswritin' fella Miles Wray will be writing for us about the production of postseason baseball. What Miles takes that vague phrase to mean will be as much of a surprise to me as it will be to you. Here’s his first piece.

Allow me to propose a new term for the baseball lexicon: Octoberness. Noun. Used in a sentence: “Derek Jeter joyously dogpiling with Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams sure is peak Octoberness.

Octoberness, along with all of playoff baseball, is something just slightly separate from regular baseball; not necessarily better or worse so much as easier to recall, easier to retell, easier to manipulate. Regular baseball is feeling your arms sunburn as the losing manager slowly strolls out to pull another reliever in an 8-2 game. Octoberness is David Ortiz launching a ball over the Monstah at midnight, his breath misting in the air as he rounds the bases. Regular baseball is Aramis Ramirez. Octoberness is David Freese.

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The Orioles pulled off an unexpected take-down of the Tigers in three games and the finale had numerous big moments.

Of all the possible outcomes in the Orioles-Tigers series, none seemed less likely than an O's sweep. Baltimore faced unfavorable match-ups at every turn, as would most teams pitted against three consecutive former Cy Young winners. But reality often defies expectations, so why would this series be any different? Three eventful games later, the surprising O's are headed for the ALCS.

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October 4, 2014 7:51 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 7, Tigers 6

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Jeff Quinton

Once again, the Tigers suspect bullpen loomed large in a loss to the Orioles, but did their manager put them in the best position to succeed?

Game Two of the 2014 ALDS featured a lot of starting pitchers, at least as defined by their regular season roles. Wie-Yin Chen and Justin Verlander only pitched 3 2/3 and 5 innings respectively. As a result, each team went with a starting pitcher as their first pitcher out of the bullpen. All four pitchers (Chen, Verlander, Kevin Gausman, and Anibal Sanchez) pitched excellently their first time through the order. While Sanchez was pulled after facing six hitters, the other three all got to take a shot at their opponent’s lineup a second time and, in Verlander’s case, a thirds time. Those results were bad.

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October 2, 2014 10:04 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers

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R.J. Anderson

The Tigers face off with the Orioles in a series that features two rosters with very different strengths and weaknesses.

A series between opposites pits the preseason favorite Tigers against the anything-but-preseason-favorite Orioles. The two teams differ in a few other noteworthy ways—one has a veteran manager, excels at defense, and uses a strong bullpen to brace a shaky rotation; the other is led by a rookie manager, struggles at defense, and begs its rotation to minimize its shaky bullpen. Which style will prevail and advance to the ALCS? Let's find out. (Note: Neither team's Divisional Series roster is set, so we'll update the article when the names are officially announced.)

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September 30, 2014 10:35 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Eric Hosmer

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Ben Carsley

Evaluating one of Kansas City's successful failures.

Happy playoff season, fantasy fans.

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September 25, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: How David Price Gets The Best of Jose Abreu

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R.J. Anderson

In a repeat matchup, David Price shows the many things he can do, and teaches us something about Abreu in the process.

Even before he received a proper introduction, David Price seemed to respect Jose Abreu. Consider how Price approached Abreu during their first encounter. Price pitched to him three times, and all but doffed his cap with his pitch selection. The intent was clear: Price wanted to keep Abreu's barrel off the fastball, hence why he threw him a changeup in a different situation each time. First it was in a 1-0 count, then as the 1-1 offering, and lastly to begin the day's final conflict, which led to this resolution:

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