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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
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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

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
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-19

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Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields
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Daniel Rathman

01-13

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Prospectus Feature: The 2014 All Out-of-Position Team
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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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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say
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Daniel Rathman

12-23

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

12-15

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

12-12

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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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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
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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

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April 27, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders

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Matthew Trueblood

Taking a look at the teams who should find it easiest to upgrade.

It’s the time of year when what has happened to date begins to really carry weight. The Mets have surpassed the Nationals as the most likely team to win the NL East, even though we all know that the Mets’ hot start and the Nationals’ cold one are only loosely indicative of real differences between the talent we thought each team had and the talent they actually have. The Brewers were fringe contenders when the season began; they’re non-factors now. The Royals were long-shot dreamers; they’re now serious postseason hopefuls, though not yet favorites.

Still, in most cases, we should assume that the level of play we expected from a team before the season is still its true talent level. Only injuries should be changing any minds about that at this point. What we thought we knew about each team, about each player and position, we should generally still believe.

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April 23, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!

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Chris Mosch

A 51-minute first inning in Detroit, a walk-off in a rivalry game out west, and a brilliant defensive play notable even by Juan Lagares standards.

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April 21, 2015 9:54 am

What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015

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Chris Mosch

Trevor Bauer is on again, the Tigers are on again, and other things are also on again.

The Monday Takeaway

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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Early-Season Odds Changers

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Matthew Trueblood

The first week of the season is overrated, overanalyzed, overdiscussed--and, also, enough to move the odds significantly.

Prospectus co-founder Joe Sheehan often says that fans would be better served by baseball writers if they all put down their pens and pushed away from their keyboards from Opening Day until Memorial Day. Rany Jazayerli—another co-founder—ran a three-part study back in 2003 that provides some objective support to that subjective statement: it takes about 48 games for a team’s seasonal performance to become more predictive of their final record than a simple blend of their three previous seasons’ records, and a regression factor. After 10 games, that rough preseason projection is still more than six times as predictive of final record as actual performance is.

Joe isn’t wrong, and Rany’s math wasn’t, either. We have some tools that change the way we perceive the early segment of the season, though. For one, we have PECOTA, which was just making its maiden voyage through April when Rany wrote up his study. For another, we have the Playoff Odds Report, which uses PECOTA and a Monte Carlo simulation that repeats the season thousands of times to give us an estimate of the chances that each team will make it to the postseason.

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Money, Venezuela, and barrage of trades have kept the Tigers at the top.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the winningest teams of the past four years and PECOTA-projected division titlists Nationals and Tigers.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Yankees | Mets



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March 19, 2015 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: What A Comeback Takes

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Joshua Kusnick

Fighting for a client who is all but out of the sport.

Jiwan James is one of my clients. He is formerly of the Phillies, where he was regarded by Baseball America as the best defensive outfielder, the best runner, and the best athlete in the system. Then he got a life-changing diagnosis. Last week he signed with the Detroit Tigers on a minor-league deal literally the day before minor-league players reported to spring training. Here’s the incredible journey we went on together.

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Joba Chamberlain and Francisco Rodriguez are off the board, at last.

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February 25, 2015 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: What the Heck, Tigers?

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Sam Miller

Making sense of why the Tigers didn't add a big-name arm to their bad bullpen this offseason.

Has there ever been a team that entered an offseason more obviously in need of bullpen improvements than the Tigers? They finished 13th in the AL in bullpen ERA, ahead of only the Astros and White Sox; 14th in WHIP, ahead of only the White Sox; and 28th in all of baseball in FRA, which is park- and league- and era- and luck-adjusted. Notably, they managed that while throwing the fewest innings in the American League, a reflection of their strong starting staff but also a boost to their overall relief numbers—if they’d had to scrounge up an additional hundred innings to match the Angels’ total, most of those extra 100 would have come from even worse options.

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January 21, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

The trend stays the same: the Tigers win at the highest level, but their system remains rather weak.

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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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