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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.
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 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 26, 2018
Here’s everyone the Tigers have signed this offseason

Here’s everyone the Tigers have signed this offseason

The Tigers have been busy making under-the-radar moves all winter. Despite complaints that this has been one of the slowest baseball offseasons in recent memory, the Detroit Tigers have been quite busy. Sure, they haven’t signed any marquee names, but neither have 28 other teams (we see you, Milwaukee). With the Tigers looking to improve roster flexibility as the team enters a rebuilding phase, general manager Al Avila and his staff have looked everywhere for under-the-radar talent to acquire. And by everywhere, we mean everywhere. From the World Series champion Houston Astros to multiple...
Jan 23, 2018
Tigers Prospect Notebook: It’s too early to be worried about Matt Manning

Tigers Prospect Notebook: It’s too early to be worried about Matt Manning

Manning is, and has always been, a high risk, high reward prospect. Around this time every year, various publications release their top prospect rankings for each MLB team. There are rarely any surprises. Sure, certain lists may have one player higher than another, but most rankings look fairly similar. So, when Baseball Prospectus ranked righthander Matt Manning sixth on their Tigers top 10 prospect list on Monday, people took notice. For the most part, Manning has alternated between second and third on most lists. Many view him on par with 2017 first round pick Alex Faedo, who is more...
Jan 22, 2018
Tigers land 3 players on Baseball America’s top 100 prospect rankings

Tigers land 3 players on Baseball America’s top 100 prospect rankings

Detroit’s farm system is gaining more respect after years in the doldrums. After years of having one of the worst farm systems in baseball, the Detroit Tigers landed three prospects on Baseball America’s 2018 top 100 prospect rankings released on Monday morning. Right-handed pitchers Franklin Perez, Alex Faedo, and Matt Manning made the list as the No. 35, 50, and 78 prospects in baseball, respectively. Perez, acquired in the trade that sent Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros last August, is the organization’s consensus top prospect. Baseball America listed him first in their...
Jan 20, 2018
Let’s find a free agent for the Tigers to sign

Let’s find a free agent for the Tigers to sign

What if the Tigers signed a free agent anyway? It probably wouldn’t go well. This has been the slowest baseball offseason in memory. None of the top free agents on the market have signed with new teams yet, and there aren’t even that many rumors flying around. Teams are getting smarter about their spending, almost to the point that writers are wondering if some owner collusion is at play. A more plausible reason for the slow market is the number of rebuilding teams in the game today. With nearly one-third of baseball not trying all that hard to win in 2018. But what if they did try to...

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