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Detroit Tigers hope to be sellers this winter. Here's who they may trade

Detroit Tigers hope to be sellers this winter. Here's who they may trade

Detroit Tigers want to be sellers in the winter. Here are the three players who they could deal.        
Bless You Boys Nov 17, 2018
Jeremy Hellickson would be a perfectly boring and fine free agent pickup for the Tigers

Jeremy Hellickson would be a perfectly boring and fine free agent pickup for the Tigers

There is nothing sexy about Hellickson, but he would be a low-cost starter who eats innings. Hello there, friends. I’m here today to talk to you about one of the hottest names on the free agent market in... /checks notes... Jeremy Hellickson? Man, you folks are in for a real treat with this article. Here’s why he makes sense for the Detroit Tigers. The former American League Rookie of the Year spent the entire 2018 season with the Washington Nationals, but it was shortened by a nagging right wrist injury. On the year, he started 19 games and threw a grand total of 92 innings with a 3.45...
Bless You Boys Nov 16, 2018
FanPost Friday: What are you thankful for this season?

FanPost Friday: What are you thankful for this season?

It wasn’t a winning year, but we can still be grateful. It can be difficult to be thankful when things don’t turn out the way you hope. When your wishes for an event don’t come to fruition, and you find yourself disenchanted or frustrated, that’s when it’s the hardest to look at the positive side. Tigers fans, at a glance, didn’t have much to be thankful for in 2018. The team ended the season with a bottom-five record, players were dogged by injuries, and the rebuild wrapped up its first year with a fizzle instead of a bang. But I think, especially in this season where we are...
Bless You Boys Nov 16, 2018
Which Tigers prospects will be protected from the Rule 5 draft?

Which Tigers prospects will be protected from the Rule 5 draft?

Franklin Perez, Derek Hill lead the next crop of Tigers’ prospects due for roster promotion. Major League Baseball teams must submit their 40-man rosters by November 20 in order to protect players from the Rule 5 draft. The Detroit Tigers currently have 36 players on their 40-man roster following their latest round of cuts and free agent departures. Three of the Tigers’ top 30 prospects ranked by MLB.com will be eligible if they are not added to the 40-man roster by the deadline. The Rule 5 draft is conducted on the last day of MLB’s annual Winter Meetings each year. This year’s...
Bless You Boys Nov 16, 2018
Links: Betts and Yelich take home the MVP awards

Links: Betts and Yelich take home the MVP awards

Meanwhile, a new tv deal will help teams like the Tigers bear their payroll burden just a little farther. Awards season for major league baseball concluded on Thursday with the announcement of the Most Valuable Player awards. In the American League, Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox got the nod, while Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers took home the prize in the National League. Neither was much of a surprise. Betts had the much tougher task of taking down the long-time reigning American League MVP, Mike Trout. Betts cracked 32 home runs, stole 30 bags, and played brilliant defense...
Detroit Free Press Nov 16, 2018
Who could be the Detroit Tigers' next yearly award winners?

Who could be the Detroit Tigers' next yearly award winners?

For the first time in 13 seasons, the Detroit Tigers did not have a player or manager receive a yearly award vote. Who could be the next one?        
Bless You Boys Nov 15, 2018
Here are some possible upgrades at catcher for the Tigers

Here are some possible upgrades at catcher for the Tigers

There are internal and free agent options that could bolster the team behind the dish. There are plenty of places the Detroit Tigers need to look to bolster themselves for the future. Part of that begins this offseason, as they must look to the free agent market to see how they can steer their rebuilding ship towards future success. While areas like relief pitching and competent infield help will be major focuses for the team, there’s one other area they will want to consider: catcher. General manager Al Avila wasn’t willing to verbally commit to the Tigers continuing their relationship...
Bless You Boys Nov 15, 2018
BYB Podcast Episode 31: Emily Waldon of the Athletic talks Arizona Fall League

BYB Podcast Episode 31: Emily Waldon of the Athletic talks Arizona Fall League

The work never ends on a dream. This is kind of a combo episode, so be forewarned. We recorded an interview with Emily Waldon, prospect writer for The Athletic, on Thursday, November 10th. Issues prevented it coming out over the weekend, so we added a little news and commentary as an opening segnment. You can skip to our interview with Ms. Waldon at about 30:00 of the podcast. To lead off, co-host Brandon Day flies solo with a quick rundown of MLB awards season, and the Tigers posture toward free agency as the hot stove season gets underway. Justin Verlander is defeated by Tampa for the...
Detroit Sports Nation Nov 15, 2018

Justin Verlander comes up short in Cy Young voting, Kate Upton comes to his defense (kind of)

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who now plays for the Houston Astros, had one hell of a 2018 campaign. Not only did he post a 2.52 ERA but he struck out a career-best 290 batters in 214 innings. But as good as a season it was for Verlander, there was little question about who was going to win the American League Cy Young Award. On Wednesday, Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays was named the A.L. Cy Young Award winner for the 2018 season and it was well-deserved. During the season, Snell went 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA and 221 Ks in 180.2 innings of work. Embed from Following the...
Adeiny Hechavarria could be Jose Iglesias’ successor in Detroit

Adeiny Hechavarria could be Jose Iglesias’ successor in Detroit

Hechavarria has proven to be the best fielder among the free agent shortstops available this offseason. At his best, Jose Iglesias was an All-Star caliber shortstop for the Detroit Tigers. He proved as much in 2015, when he hit .314/.364/.373 in the first half and made the American League All-Star team, the lone appearance of his career. While his bat wasn’t so strong in subsequent seasons, he still provided plenty of value with his superlative defending, arguably second only to Andrelton Simmons among today’s crop of MLB shortstops. Given the value Iglesias provided over the past few...
Bless You Boys Nov 14, 2018
Justin Verlander may finally bag a second Cy Young Award today

Justin Verlander may finally bag a second Cy Young Award today

Unfortunately, Blake Snell is putting those hopes in jeopardy. Here we are in awards season again, and life is still pretty darn good for former Tigers’ ace, Justin Verlander. Already the owner of a Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player awards, the 35-year-old Verlander finally took home his first World Series ring with the Houston Astros last year. He returned with another monster campaign in 2018, and while his legacy is now assured, no doubt he would love to finally add a second Cy Young Award to his career achievements. Verlander has a heck of a good case. He led all...
Detroit Free Press Nov 14, 2018
Dan Gilbert: I'm not trying to buy Detroit Tigers

Dan Gilbert: I'm not trying to buy Detroit Tigers

In an interview with the Free Press, Dan Gilbert said there is no such deal in the works to try to purchase the Detroit Tigers        
Bless You Boys Nov 13, 2018
Niko Goodrum named Tigers Rookie of the Year

Niko Goodrum named Tigers Rookie of the Year

Goodrum made his mark both on and off the field this season At the beginning of the 2018 Detroit Tigers season there was a giant question mark hanging in the air. Who would be the Tigers Rookie of the Year? There were many young prospects on the cusp of arriving in Detroit, and more young players that happened to have exceeded their rookie limits, making them ineligible. So we wondered who would join the ranks of players like Michael Fulmer and Nicholas Castellanos as the stand-out of the Tigers season? On Tuesday, we got our answer, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone who watched the...
Detroit Free Press Nov 13, 2018
Detroit Tigers' 2018 rookie of year: Utility man Niko Goodrum

Detroit Tigers' 2018 rookie of year: Utility man Niko Goodrum

Niko Goodrum, arguably the Detroit Tigers’ biggest bright spot from a bad 2018 season, is taking home some hardware.        
Detroit Sports Nation Nov 13, 2018

Former Detroit Tiger Gabe Kapler loses house in Woolsey Fire

Former Detroit Tigers‘ outfielder and current Philadelphia Phillies‘ manager Gabe Kapler has lost his house to the Woolsey Fire. Thankfully Kapler’s family had left their Malibu home on Friday following a mandatory evacuation order and were not hurt during the incident. Embed from In an interview with The Athletic, Kapler wanted to raise awareness for family’s less fortunate than his own that have been impacted by the Woolsey Fire: “It’s crazy to me,” Kapler said. “All of it.” In the last 48 hours, friends from across baseball have contacted Kapler. How can I help? What...

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