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05-22

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What You Need to Know: Bummed!
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Daniel Rathman

05-22

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9

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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21

Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders
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Matthew Trueblood

04-23

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6

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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11

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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14

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
by
Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-19

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9

Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields
by
Daniel Rathman

01-13

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14

Prospectus Feature: The 2014 All Out-of-Position Team
by
Andrew Mearns

01-12

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Talk Big About Scherzer
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Daniel Rathman

12-29

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6

Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say
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Daniel Rathman

12-23

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17

Baseball Therapy: Do Stars and Scrubs Lineups Actually Work?
by
Russell A. Carleton

12-15

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6

Transaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox Rotation
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Andrew Koo

12-12

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10

Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed
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R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

12-08

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5

Transaction Analysis: Replacing a Legend
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein, Mike Gianella, Andrew Koo and Jordan Gorosh

11-24

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Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers
by
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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12

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
by
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
by
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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5

Prospect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or Famine
by
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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5

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

05-23

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The Call-Up: Corey Knebel
by
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
by
Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
by
Sam Miller

03-31

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

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January 19, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields

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Daniel Rathman

With Scherzer off the board, James Shields is going to be a hot topic. The Tigers are interested.

Tigers keeping tabs on James Shields
Now that former Tiger Max Scherzer is no longer the star of free agent show, ex-Royal James Shields is. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi tweeted Friday that Scherzer’s most recent employer is at least kicking the tires on Shields to take over his vacated rotation spot.


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The players who played where players like them should not play.

Baseball certainly had its share of wacky storylines in 2014. From the mystery woman in the Giants’ dugout during the wild card game to the Great Wall of Dodgers to, well, the Royals’ entire playoff run, baseball maintained its heritage of bizarre occurrences. (Ben Revere even homered! Twice!) Most importantly, the longstanding tradition of Weirdball with people playing out of position continued. Last year, I wrote about the 2013 All Out-of-Position Team, a collection of players who spent time on defense in places where they were about as appropriate as Jose Canseco on The 700 Club.

Raul Ibanez never did get to center field as I had hoped, but there was definitely an impressive showing of major-league players who simply should not be associated with the positions they played. However, every appearance they made there was a treasure, truly demonstrating the strange depths baseball can occasionally reach.

Pitcher: Adam Dunn
After 462 homers in just 14 seasons, the big lefty surprisingly decided to call it a career early, just a month before his 35th birthday. While it is a bit disappointing that fans won’t get to see Dunn moonshots anymore, he at least gave them one thrill they likely never expected to see: one inning on the mound.


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January 12, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tigers Talk Big About Scherzer

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Daniel Rathman

The Tigers "have to have" their ace, while the Diamondbacks don't have to have a catcher, and Carlos Peguero doesn't have to have a clue at the plate to draw suitors.

Do the Tigers “Have to Have” Max Scherzer?
On Friday, a team official told Tony Paul of the Detroit News that finding a way to re-sign the right-hander is a must. We don’t know if that’s the prevailing viewpoint within the front office, but Paul’s tweet indicates that at least one decision-maker feels that Scherzer must be retained at all costs.


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December 29, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say

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Daniel Rathman

Detroit is comfortable with an in-house solution, the Giants are favorites to land Ben Zobrist (OR ARE THEY!?), and David Price is preparing to headline this space next winter.

Tigers might use internal options to round out bench
Among the items on the offseason shopping list for Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was at least one left-handed hitter to balance out a roster that skews heavily to the right.


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Or: Is Miguel Cabrera and Miguel Cairo better than a pair of Melky Cabreras?

Is it better for a team to have a lineup with a couple of star hitters in it (and several not-so-good-ones), or to have nine guys who are all good-but-not-great? This is the classic balance vs. stars-and-scrubs debate. It’s a nice debate, but studying the answer has proved a bit of a challenge. We can study actual teams and see how balanced their rosters are then study their results. The problem there is that there aren’t many teams who have uniformly good players, but there have been a few who have uniformly mediocre ones. Teams that have a great diversity in their roster probably have a few good players. It’s a tough problem to get around by studying real life.

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December 15, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox Rotation

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Andrew Koo

How the Red Sox rotation has almost entirely turned over in less than a year.

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December 12, 2014 12:05 am

Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed

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R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

Mat Latos goes to Miami and Alfredo Simon goes to Detroit, and another trade might be coming for the Reds rotation.



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The Yankees get someone to man Derek Jeter's now-vacated spot, the Tigers move another piece from their Doug Fister return, and new GM Dave Stewart continues to reshape the Diamondbacks.



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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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