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Tigers have roster decisions to make in the off season

The Tigers have a way of delivering big surprises in the off season. On paper, this figures to be a relatively quiet winter for Detroit. Here’s a likely path through the off season.

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Abreu released by Phillies, could fit Tigers

The Phillies have released 40 year old former All Star Bobby Abreu. Might he be a fit for the Tigers?

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Tigers have three roster decisions remaining

The Tigers have final roster decisions to make at shortstop, left field, and the bullpen with just a week to go before Opening Day.

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Fan Poll: What is Tigers' biggest need?

Multiple injuries have left holes in the Tiger lineup, and in any plans for a championship season. A look at which needs are most pressing.

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Tigers won't solve bullpen problems internally

The loss of Bruce Rondon blows a large hole in the Tiger bullpen. One that can't be filled internally.

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Injuries expose Tigers' depth issues

Recent injuries to Andy Dirks and Jose Iglesias reveal a glaring issue as the lack of depth is exposed.

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Who should be the second lefty in Tigers' bullpen?

The Tigers should seriously consider keeping Luke Putkonen as their second lefty specialist, even though he throws right handed.

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Roster cuts are imminent in Lakeland

The Tigers will be making their first roster cuts of the spring within the next few days as the team approaches the 2014 season.

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Luke Putkonen has a slight edge for the last spot

After a busy off season of change, the Tigers know pretty well who will be on the 2014 Opening Day roster.

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2014 Tiger roster options, service time, contracts

Here is the updated 40 man roster, showing the salary, number of options remaining, service time, and other handy contract details for the 2014 Tigers.

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Tigers hope to pay out performance bonuses in 2014

In addition to their $161 million payroll for 2014, the Tigers would be happy to pay out some additional funds in the form of performance bonuses.

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How deep is the Tiger bench in 2014?

Don Kelly is not a lock for the Tigers' roster, despite signing a one-year contract for $1 million in December.

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How much should Alex Avila earn in 2014?

The Tigers have settled all but one possible arbitration case, that being Alex Avila. How much should the Tiger catcher receive for the 2014 season?

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Tigers settle all but one arbitration matter

The Tigers have signed seven of eight possible arbitration eligible players, and traded another. Here's how the Tigers fared thus far.

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6 Tigers eligible for arbitration

Max Scherzer, Austin Jackson, Rick Porcello, Alex Avila, Andy Dirks and Al Alburquerque can present salary figures for arbitration this week.

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Tigers are not done dealing this off season

The Tiger roster has undergone dramatic changes in the past few weeks, but Dave Dombrowski is not done reshaping the team yet.

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Tigers' roster moves put other jobs in jeopardy

The Tiger have added seven minor leaguers to their 40 man roster, bringing the total to 39 players, an indication that some players will have to be removed before necessary roles are filled.

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Who will be added to the 40 man roster?

The deadline to add players to the 40 man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft is Wednesday. Who are the Tigers going to add?

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Tigers must add players to roster by Wednesday

Major league teams must add players to their 40 man roster by Wednesday, November 20, to protect them from the rule 5 draft by Wednesday. Here is how it works.

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Which starting pitcher should the Tigers trade?

With the hot stove heating up, many are expecting the Tigers to trade a starting pitcher. Not so fast.

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Tigers 40 man roster musings

Who is still on the roster? Some names may be a surprise.

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Tigers' Arbitration forecast: Expensive

The Tigers have nine players who are eligible for arbitration this off season. Their total pay raises could increase the payroll by up to $17 million. Here's a look at the forecast.

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Free agent compensation help the rich get richer

The idea of compensating teams when they lose players to free agency is sold as a way to help smaller market teams. But that's not the real impact of the system.

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Are the Tigers due for another payroll adjustment?

When the Tigers found themselves with escalating payroll and holes to fill after the 2009 season, they made a big trade to reset the balance sheet. Will they have to do the same again this winter?

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Why did the Tigers let Jose Veras go?

Jose Veras made 67 appearances in 2013, with an ERA of 3.02 and a WHIP of 1.07, yet the Tigers let him go for nothing. Why?

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Should the Tigers offer Don Kelly a contract?

Don Kelly has been a versatile substitute on the Tiger roster in recent seasons. He is eligible for arbitration for the third time this off season. Should the Tigers offer him a contract?

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MLB Off season calendar: Qualifying offers due MON

The Tigers have until 5 pm ET on Monday to make a qualifying offer of $14.1 million for one year to pending free agents Infante, Benoit, Peralta and others. Don't expect any qualifying offers from Detroit.

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Ramon Santiago likely done in Detroit.

Ramon Santiago is the longest tenured Tiger on the roster. With younger and cheaper infielders available, his days as a Tiger are probably over.

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Five Roster moves the Tigers should make for 2014

With a team that has reached the final four in each of the past three seasons, the Tigers don't need a major overhaul, but here are five roster moves they should make this off season to make another run.

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Should the Tigers offer Phil Coke a contract?

Phil Coke has been one of the more popular, yet controversial Tiger players in recent seasons. After going from potential closer to LOOGY to minor leaguer in 2013, the Tigers may not offer him a contract for 2014.

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How high can Tigers' payroll go?

Tigers could lose Peralta, Infante, Benoit, and four others to free agency and payroll could still increase without replacing them. If payroll goes much higher, the team could be in danger of paying a luxury tax.

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Should the Tigers bring back Brayan Pena?

Brayan Pena did a capable job filling in for Alex Avila in the lineup when needed, but his defense has been questioned. Should the Tigers bring him back for an encore in 2014?

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Should the Tigers bring back Jhonny Peralta?

Jhonny Peralta was the Tigers' second best hitter despite missing 50 games during the regular season, and was invaluable to the offense in the playoffs. He wants to return, but should the Tigers bring him back in 2014?

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How much is Joaquin Benoit worth to the Tigers?

The Tigers finished the 2012 season without a closer. They began the 2013 season without a closer. Joaquin Benoit became a fine closer, but is now a free agent. How much is it worth to bring him back?

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Should the Tigers sign or trade Max Scherzer?

Max Scherzer has one year left with the Detroit Tigers before he can become a free agent, unless the club signs him to a long term contract. What should they do?

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Prince Fielder won't be traded

While many fans are calling for the Tigers to trade Prince Fielder, the reality is that he won’t be going anywhere soon.

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