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Feb 16, 2018
Detroit Tigers News: Shane Greene named Tigers closer

Detroit Tigers News: Shane Greene named Tigers closer

In perhaps the least surprising move of the offseason, Greene will close games for Detroit this year.
Feb 16, 2018
2018 BYB Tigers prospect #20: Joey Morgan is a classic high-floor catcher

2018 BYB Tigers prospect #20: Joey Morgan is a classic high-floor catcher

Whether Morgan becomes more than a bench player will be determined by his bat.
Feb 7, 2018
PECOTA projections have Tigers as 3rd-worst team in MLB

PECOTA projections have Tigers as 3rd-worst team in MLB

By all accounts, it’s going to be a rough year.
Feb 7, 2018
The Tigers will the AL’s worst team, according it USA Today

The Tigers will the AL’s worst team, according it USA Today

But good news, they won’t be the worst team overall
Feb 6, 2018
FanGraphs’ Top 100 prospect rankings features only Franklin Perez

FanGraphs’ Top 100 prospect rankings features only Franklin Perez

Perez just snuck in at No. 100.
Jan 29, 2018
Tigers sign pitcher Travis Wood to minor-league deal

Tigers sign pitcher Travis Wood to minor-league deal

The lefty will be competing for a starter position in spring training The Tigers added a little more depth to their pitching roster on Monday with the acquisition of left-handed pitcher Travis Wood. Wood, who was signed to a minor-league deal with a non-roster invitation to spring training next month, will be competing for a starter position throughout spring. If he doesn’t make the cut as a part of the Tigers starting rotation, he is no stranger to a bullpen role, and would be one of very few lefties available in relief. Over the past eight years Wood has played for four teams, working...
Jan 29, 2018
BYB top 10 right now: Buster Posey is the best catcher in baseball

BYB top 10 right now: Buster Posey is the best catcher in baseball

BYB’s staff unanimously put Posey in the top spot of our first set top 10 positional rankings. Over the past few years, MLB Network has released top 10 lists of players at each position. Titled “Top 10 Right Now!” the series uses data from the past two seasons, offensive and defensive statistics of various complexity, and input from the network’s analysts and contributors. Here at BYB, we decided to create our own rankings. These lists are a compilation of individual rankings created by each author. There were no specific instructions given for this exercise, other than a player’s...
Jan 29, 2018
2018 BYB Tigers prospect rankings: Frequently asked questions

2018 BYB Tigers prospect rankings: Frequently asked questions

We’ll be rolling out our 2018 rankings starting on February 1. Prospect rankings season is upon us! Anyone who has visited our site over the past week has likely noticed all of the articles about where various experts think the Detroit Tigers farm system stands relative to the rest of baseball. Baseball America and ESPN’s Keith Law have both released their top 100 lists for all of baseball, while Baseball Prospectus finally published their Tigers rankings. Now, it’s our turn. Starting February 1, we will be rolling out our Tigers prospect rankings for the 2018 season. We’ll be...
Jan 29, 2018
Detroit Tigers News: Change is in the air in Tigertown

Detroit Tigers News: Change is in the air in Tigertown

Whether it’s positions, attitudes, or uniforms, this TigerFest weekend was all about change. As we prepare to close out the month of January, we find ourselves roughly two short weeks from the beginning of spring training. TigerFest has come and gone, and with it came the kind of exposure to players and management that results in a variety of interesting tidbits to chew on while we wait out these final weeks without baseball. Let’s get to it. Ron Gardenhire is doing the right things New manager Ron Gardenhire has yet to step onto the field to direct his new team, but what he has done...
Jan 27, 2018
The Tigers’ new hats are pretty dang awful

The Tigers’ new hats are pretty dang awful

We were ambivalent about the jersey change but the hats are terrible. Earlier this week, the Detroit Tigers announced changes to their jerseys and caps. The biggest change involved the Olde English D on the chest of the home jerseys — specifically, the team will be changing the ‘D’ to match the one that has been on their caps since 1968. Opinions were mixed, with some approving of the change while others wanting no alterations whatsoever to the best uniform in sports. Meanwhile, the Tigers are also altering their caps slightly, and, well... And there's your difference in the size of...
Jan 27, 2018
Tigers land 4 pitchers on MLB Pipeline top 100 prospect rankings

Tigers land 4 pitchers on MLB Pipeline top 100 prospect rankings

Franklin Perez and Matt Manning are the Tigers’ top ranked prospects for 2018. The prospect experts at MLB.com released their Top 100 Prospects list on Saturday, and they placed four Detroit Tigers prospects in the group: Franklin Perez, Matt Manning, Alex Faedo, and Beau Burrows. This is as many as Detroit has managed since MLB.com has been creating these rankings for the public. Every move general Manager Al Avila has made in recent months has been made to bolster the farm, and the release of this list is indicative of how well that is going. All four players placed on the list were...
Jan 27, 2018
Bless You Boys Podcast Episode 6: Transcript

Bless You Boys Podcast Episode 6: Transcript

A transcript for Episode 6, for your reading pleasure. Here’s the transcript for BYB Podcast Episode 6. Sorry for the lateness. It’s been a busy week! BYB Podcast Transcript, Episode 6 Released January 25, 2018 B: Brandon Day R: Rob Rogacki [Intro music: Pia Fraus – You Look Fine] B: Welcome back, this is the Bless You Boys Podcast. Bless You Boys is the home for the best, the worst, the indifferent, and everything else in between for Tigers baseball on the SBNation platform. I’m your host, Brandon Day, and I’m a staff writer and editor at Bless You Boys. With me tonight is Rob...
Jan 27, 2018
Alex Wilson wants to be a starter and it’s worth a shot

Alex Wilson wants to be a starter and it’s worth a shot

The process of converting to the rotation may be beneficial, whatever the outcome. There is another starting pitcher candidate on the block. In a surprising move, Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson is going to get the opportunity to start games this spring. The 31-year-old relief pitcher hasn’t regularly started games since 2011, when he was in the Boston Red Sox farm system. No one was expecting the move, but it’s actually somewhat intriguing. According to a report from Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, Wilson approached the Tigers about getting an opportunity to convert to starting,...
Jan 26, 2018
Tigers winter caravan: Highlights from day two

Tigers winter caravan: Highlights from day two

The two-day event wrapped up today, ahead of TigerFest on Saturday Day two of the Tigers winter caravan saw the team putting in some decent mileage and making a variety of appearances. Last night Jack Morris and Matt Boyd took in a Red Wings game. Thanks @DetroitRedWings for hosting Hall of Famer Jack Morris and @mattboyd48 at tonight’s game as part of #DETCaravan. pic.twitter.com/MYXBMxCE7l— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) January 26, 2018 Friday kicked off with JaCoby Jones and Dixon Machado making a TV appearance. .@jacobyjones23 and @MachadoDixon stopped at @FOX2News this...
Jan 26, 2018
What would it take for the Detroit Tigers to win the division?

What would it take for the Detroit Tigers to win the division?

It won’t happen, but the Tigers could compete with a little luck and a lot of dollars. The Detroit Tigers were the worst team in Major League Baseball in 2017. Is it possible that they could be among the best in 2018? Believe it or not, there is path to that outcome. I suppose I owe you a disclaimer, though. The situation that I am about to present will in no way come to fruition. This exercise is being done purely because this offseason has been incredibly uninteresting for every team that’s not the Angels, Brewers, or Marlins (sorry, Marlins). Still, if everything comes up Milhouse,...