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07-20

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The GM Trade Game
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Russell A. Carleton and BP Staff

07-19

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DFA Podcast: Ep. 17: Gotta Start Somewhere
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond and Shawn Brody

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: JD to AZ
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Wilson Karaman, Stacey Gotsulias, Mark Anderson and George Bissell

07-11

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Deep, But Playable: Almost Always Counts (Emotionally)
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Craig Goldstein

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
by
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.
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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

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July 20, 2017 6:00 am

The GM Trade Game

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Russell A. Carleton and BP Staff

Were the offers better in this alternate reality?

It’s that time of year. The time when grown men hug each other to say goodbye after five months together. It’s also the time when refresh buttons are mashed on Twitter trying to catch the news of whatever trade is about to happen. It’s all so exciting. And here at BP, we like to get into the spirit of the season, too. It’s become an annual tradition to play the BP Trade Game, where we put on disguises that make us look like general managers, and pretend to trade for someone.

Today, we present the first entry in that series where we try to trade J.D. Martinez from the Tigers to a team looking for a rental bat. And, as sometimes happens with these, real life scooped us. I guess we shouldn’t feel too bad. On July 28, the Tigers are having a “Game of Thrones” night at Comerica Park, featuring a bobblehead of J.D. Martinez sitting on the throne.

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On the 17th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, special guest Ben Diamond, and Shawn Brody discuss three big deals that are helping shape the 2017 playoff push. The Yankees pick up three pieces, the Nationals grab two, and the Diamondbacks just get one; how did each team do?

It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.

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The Diamondbacks add another big bat to the lineup, snagging J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for a trio of prospects.

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Is bunting to break up a no-hitter only controversial because of how our brains work?

The date is June 21, and Justin Verlander has just struck out Mitch Haniger for the first out of the fifth inning. It was his 10th strikeout of the game, and if it wasn’t vintage Verlander that’s only because he didn’t throw his (once) devastating changeup, instead relying on a curveball with more drop than a Tiesto banger to play off his riding, mid-90s heater.

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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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