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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

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

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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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December 3, 2013 7:26 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers

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Paul Sporer

Miguel Cabrera and a stellar group of starters lead the way, but are their other fantasy assets on Brad Ausmus' squad?

It’s hard to label the 2013 season a disappointment for a team that sat just two wins away from the World Series, but when you enter the season as an odds-on favorite to at least make it, if not win it, then anything short of that has at least a tinge of disappointment. The star power helped carry the Tigers to another AL Central Division title and they were once again a big part of awards season, netting another MVP and Cy Young.

It wasn’t a team without flaws, though. A severe lack of flexibility with their offensive pieces was on display throughout the final month and into the playoffs, as Miguel Cabrera seemed to be playing at around 70 percent health, but had to continue manning third base since they were locked in with a full-time DH who was among their best hitters throughout the summer. Any amount of shifting to get Cabrera in at DH or even first base would’ve led to multiple players being out of position.

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