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Detroit Tigers Hot Stove: Tracking all the moves of the 2012-13 offseason

The season is (sadly) over, but the 2012-13 offseason fun has begun. Keep track of everything in this thread.

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Seven Tigers formally file for arbitration

Seven Tiger players have formally filed for arbitration, and will exchange salary offers on Friday.

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Is J.J. Hardy worth trading for?

Guest columnist Bill Parker of SB Nation's Designated Columnists program weighs in on whether the rumored Rick Porcello-J.J. Hardy-etc trade would be an improvement for the Tigers.

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Arbitration 101

The Tigers have seven players eligible for arbitration this winter. BYB analyzes their arbitration cases.

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Why can’t these elite players get a contract?

Four of the seven elite free agent players who have tested the waters of free agency, but will cost their new clubs their highest eligible draft pick, remain unsigned.

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Tigers release Adam Wilk, contract sold to Korea

The Tigers' minor league starting pitching depth became that much shallower this afternoon with the release of Adam Wilk.

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Don’t be so quick to trade Rick Porcello

Trade rumors surrounding Rick Porcello have gotten louder since the Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez. But the Tiger starter still has more value than many have suggested.

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Rick Porcello on trading block, Angels interested

The Tigers are rumored to have placed Rick Porcello on the trading block, and the outfielder heavy Angels are interested.

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Sanchez re-signs, maybe

About 16 hours after Anibal Sanchez was said to be signing with the Cubs, he appears to be headed back to Detroit for five years

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Could Sanchez be back within Tigers’ price range?

One by one, clubs interested in Anibal Sanchez are filling their needs elsewhere. Could Sanchez fall back within range of the Tigers’ budget?

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Winter Meeting wrap: Boring but boring is good

The Tigers arrived in Nashville for the MLB's 2012 Winter Meetings without a lot of needs. Unsurprisingly, they left them without a lot of headlines.

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Oliver traded for an additional Cabrera

Detroit adds catching depth in move with the Pirates.

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Stink less: Schlereth gone

Left-handed reliever Daniel Schlereth never lived up to the hype after being acquired by the Tigers during the 2009 Winter Meetings. Friday, the organization decided it was time to cut him loose.

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Non tender deadline will expand free agent pool

The Tigers aren't likely to "non tender" any players by Friday's deadline, but the number of free agents will expand, with some interesting names being added to the list of available free agents.

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Stephen Drew on a short-term deal?

Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Detroit Tigers would like to sign free agent shortstop Stephen Drew to a short-term deal.

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News column: Tigers shouldn't overpay for a closer

Do the Tigers need to pay big money for a closer? Check out my column now.

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Torii Hunter agrees to a 2 year, $26MM contract

Playing right field and batting 2nd for the Detroit Tigers: Torii Hunter

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Torii Hunter in Detroit to meet with Tigers

Multiple sources confirm Torii Hunter is in Detroit and will meet with the Tigers today.

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Will Torii Hunter choose Tigers?

Tigers outfield target Torii Hunter will soon announce which team he plans to sign with, reports say. The Tigers and Rangers are both said to be in the running.

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Tigers reportedly contact Torii Hunter

Today's rumor du jour: Torii Hunter is on the Tigers' free agent radar.

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Eight elite players decide to become free agents

Only nine free agents received qualifying offers from their former clubs. One player signed an extension while the other eight players declined offers and will pursue free agency.

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Tigers to offer Jeremy Bonderman a contract

Will we see the return of Mr Snappy? Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports Jeremy Bonderman is attempting a comeback and will sign with the Tigers.

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Rondon heads Rule 5 eligibles for Tiger roster

The Tigers will add potential closer Bruce Rondon to the roster by November 20, to protect him in the upcoming rule five draft.

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10 free agents who could help Tigers the most

Between signing Anibal Sanchez, signing another starting pitcher, or a corner outfielder, or a closer, here are the ten free agents that could provide the Tigers with the biggest upgrade in 2013.

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New free agent compensation rules benefit Tigers

After three seasons without a first round draft pick, the Tigers stand to have two top 40 picks in next June's draft.

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Are the Tigers starting the offseason strong?

There was quite a bit of news out of Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski's press conference on Tuesday. I react to some of the key points.

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Tigers’ payroll likely to increase again in 2013

Despite the loss of Delmon Young and Jose Valverde through free agency, the Detroit Tigers figure to have a higher payroll on opening day, 2013, than they did the previous season.

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Dave Dombrowski: Valverde, Young will not return

In a long, rambling press conference addressing the Detroit Tigers' off season plans, GM Dave Dombrowski gave insight into what the team will look like in 2013.

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Tigers pick up club options on Dotel, Peralta

The Tigers have exercised club options for both Octavio Dotel and Jhonny Peralta, bringing them back for the 2013 season.

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Leyland officially back as manager

The Tigers made the news official today with the announcement that they would bring back Leyland as manager for another run in 2013.

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Decisions imminent on Peralta, Dotel options

The major league baseball off season begins with clubs making decisions on players with club options for the 2013 season. For the Tigers, that means the futures of Jhonny Peralta and Octavio Dotel have to be decided.

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