Analysis

Here's our take on the day's news

Price for Soria is steep, but had to be paid

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The dire need for bullpen help, plus limited options available made the Tigers' trade for Joakim Soria necessary.

Joakim Soria is not your typical relief pitcher

The Tigers traded for Joakim Soria at his peak. Can Soria maintain his recent excellence?

Internet gives mixed reactions to Soria trade

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Like it does, the internet reacted (and overreacted, in some cases) to the Tigers' trade for reliever Joakim Soria.

Tigers overpaid for Joakim Soria in a big way

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The Tigers got the pitcher they needed, but at a steep price.

More contenders than sellers slowing trade talks

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With just ten days until the trade deadline, far more teams are contenders than sellers, making trades more difficult.

MMM:How much longer can the Tigers wait on Nathan?

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Monday Morning Manager thinks GM Dave Dombrowski has some dealing to do when it comes to the Tigers' leaky bullpen.

Tigers should option Ian Krol

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Ian Krol has been one of the worst relief pitchers in baseball this season, and should be optioned to the minor leagues.

Pitchers vs. expectations at the midway point

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John looks at how the pitching staff is doing through two different measurements.

Midseason review: West Michigan Whitecaps

How are the Whitecaps doing?

Has Chamberlain earned a multi-year deal?

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The Tigers have a decision to make about the bearded right-hander after the season, with Bruce Rondon expected back in 2015.

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Tigers vs. expectations at the midway point

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John looks at how the team is doing through two different measurements.

Midseason review: Lakeland Flying Tigers

How are the Flying Tigers doing?

Tigers need help in bullpen, outfield

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The Tigers have a solid lead in their division at the All-Star break, but a shaky bullpen and weak outfield need to be addressed

Bullpen is Tigers greatest issue

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What grade would you give the Tigers' bullpen in 2014?

Midseason review: Erie Seawolves

How is the Tigers' Double-A affiliate doing at the midway point in the season?

Tigers' lineup getting job done

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How does the Tigers lineup compare with the 2013 Tigers and with the rest of the American League?

Tigers' rotation not as good as hoped

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The Tigers starting rotation remains one of the best in the game, but they are not living up to the lofty expectations that they set for themselves.

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Ace Composite Rating: The best of the first half

DisplacedTigersFan applies his new statistic to every starting pitcher in the league, and a few Tigers look pretty good.

How are some Tiger alumni performing in new homes?

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More than a dozen players from the 2013 team did not return for 2014. More than a few could have helped this year.

Tigers have a difficult schedule remaining

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The Tigers have a brutal schedule after the all star break that includes several stretches without a day of rest.

Patrick's 1st-half awards: MLB's best and worst

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The best and worst of major league baseball during the first half of 2014.

MMM: Do YOU trust J.D. Martinez?

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Happy Monday! Here's your weekly dose of MMM. Proceed with caution.

Midseason review: Toledo Mud Hens

How are the Mud Hens doing in 2014?

How top Tigers prospects are doing: #21-30

We conclude our prospect updates with the final third of the top 30 prospects in the system.

End of Don Kelly's run in Detroit may be near

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The Tigers roster is crowded and will get even more so when Andy Dirks returns. It might be time to finally toss out the team's Swiss army knife.

The American League All-WAR All Star team

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In the world according to WARP, these players should be on the American League All Star team.

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