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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

11-08

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One Move: American League Central
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Ben Carsley

11-06

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Rumor Roundup: Another Winter, Another Tigers Closer Search
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Daniel Rathman

11-05

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Overthinking It: Brad Ausmus and Cementing the New Model for Managers
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Ben Lindbergh

11-04

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Transaction Analysis: Tools of Intelligence
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R.J. Anderson

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 313: The Dodgers and Tigers in 2014/Tim Lincecum's Contract/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Game Last
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Joe Sheehan

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Recap: Red Sox 5, Tigers 2
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Zachary Levine

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Preview: Tigers at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Five Recap: Red Sox 4, Tigers 3
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Sam Miller

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 309: ALCS Game 4, NLCS Game 5, and More Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Recap: Tigers 7, Red Sox 3
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Sam Miller

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 308: Playoff Banter Plus Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Tigers
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Craig Goldstein

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Recap: Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
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Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at Tigers
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Ben Carsley

10-15

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Advance Scouting Series: Torii Hunter
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Chris King

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day

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R.J. Anderson

Not one of Tyler Collins' or Roenis Ellis' PECOTA comparables was a major leaguer. But Collins, Ellis, and the rest of these unknowns are on MLB rosters today.

Opening Day is here, and that means it's time to introduce the unknowns who made rosters. This year's edition includes some new quirks. In addition to an expanded roster, each capsule now includes the player's major league service time (MLS) and the percentage of their PECOTA comparables who played in the bigs during the comparable season (MLB%), as a crude way to determine the unexpectedness of their Opening Day assignment.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

The Miguel Cabrera Extension

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Jeff Quinton

Viewing the slugger's $248 million deal through a behavioral economics lens.

There is a lot we do not know about the decision to give Miguel Cabrera his new, enormous contract extension. There is a lot we will never know about it. There are factors that might or might not have factored into the decision. We could say that this has been the plan all along. We could say that at this juncture, this is what the Tigers thought was best for the franchise or that this what the Tigers thought was the best allocation of their resources. People will also say that the Tigers may have done this to justify the Doug Fister trade and/or to justify not extending Max Scherzer. People will probably respond to this by saying that maybe the plan was to extend either Scherzer or Cabrera, or both. People will say a lot of things about a person getting paid that much money to play baseball.

Again, we were not in the room (this is an assumption I am boldly making) and we do not know what Dave Dombrowski or Mike Ilitch were thinking. As individuals, I have no idea how either of them usually thinks in these situations. What we do know is how people think; we know how most people think. Consequently, there are some behavioral economic factors that are related to how people might think if in they were in the same situation as the Tigers’ leadership. In other words, the below is not about how the decision was made, but rather about how decisions are often made.

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The most outlandish fan trade proposal ever, and the world where it happened.

On December 9th, a Tigers fan named CameronK200II984* logged on to SB Nation and, in the comments of a Grant Brisbee post, laid out his audacious plan for the Detroit Tigers to lock up the AL Central. Audacious is the wrong word. Insane? Unhinged? No. Not...quite...right. Oh, right, I got it: Prophetic.

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Part four in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

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March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild

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R.J. Anderson

A flurry of moves as teams pack their buses: Ortiz gets an extension, the Braves get a new sixth starter, the Tigers extend the Doug Fister trade tree, and more.

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Ben and Sam preview the Tigers' season with Paul Sporer, and Nick talks to MLB.com Tigers beat writer Jason Beck (at 29:00).

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March 17, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?

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Daniel Rathman

The Tigers and Stephen Drew could help each other out, and the Royals come close to picking a fifth starter.

Could the Tigers and Stephen Drew rescue each other?
News surfaced over the past couple of days that Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias could spend most of the 2014 season on the shelf with long-term injuries to both of his shins. Detroit’s only internal replacement is Hernan Perez, who turns 23 on March 26 and did little at the plate in a 71-plate-appearance sample last year.


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March 11, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: A New Challenger

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Daniel Rathman

Just when it looked like Ervin Santana would sign with Baltimore or Toronto, a new team's entrance song starts playing.

Tigers’ left-field plans up in the air after Andy Dirks injury
When the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler earlier this offseason, they paved the way for Miguel Cabrera to slide across the diamond to first base and for top prospect Nick Castellanos to supplant him at the hot corner. Without the swap, Castellanos might have spent his first full big-league season as a left fielder.


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January 14, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Smyly Anticipated

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R.J. Anderson

The Tigers cleared a spot for Drew Smyly to start again. Does he have the right credentials?

Three seasons ago, Phil Coke started 14 games for a playoff-bound Detroit team. Coke, who the Yankees reared as a starter during his prospect days, had appeared in 158 games by that point, with all but one coming in relief. (The exception was a spot-start in the previous season's finale.) Success felt like a long shot, yet Detroit's effort made sense. As Detroit's pitching coach Jeff Jones, who served as the club's bullpen coach at the time, later explained, "[Coke] had the variety of quality stuff, he'd done it before and been successful in the minor leagues." Coke's variety of stuff and minor league success never yielded results, however, and the overwhelmed lefty returned to the bullpen by midseason.

Jones's experience with Coke during that forgettable trial should serve as a nice reference point this spring, when he converts another southpaw reliever into a starter. The pupil this time is Drew Smyly, whose transition should come easier. Smyly's stay in the bullpen lasted one season and was caused by a deep, talented rotation. Rather than send him to the minors, Dave Dombrowski used him to stabilize the bullpen. Things worked out well on all fronts: Detroit led the AL in rotation ERA and Smyly posted the game's second-best strikeout-to-walk ratio among left-handed relievers.

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"When on, very rarely gives up hard contact."

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December 4, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Extraordinary Joe?

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Sam Miller

The Tigers shore up their bullpen, but might not get the sure thing they're hoping for

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