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Matt Shepard will be FSD’s new play-by-play man

Shepard filled in as the play-by-play man late in 2018.

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29 years ago, the Tigers signed Cecil Fielder

He subsequently went on to have the best seasons of his career.

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Links: Mize, Rogers draw MLB Pipeline accolades

A future Tigers battery is high in the power rankings.

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Podcast: Organizational breakdown with Kevin Cenna & Brandon Day

A periodic look at the Detroit Tigers organization from rookie ball to the majors.

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2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #25: RHP Wilkel Hernandez

Hernandez was an afterthought when the Tigers acquired him, but he might pan out after all.

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Open thread: It’s January and there’s not much happening

New Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is basically this offseason’s Jerry Dipoto.

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The offseason is long, but thankfully, so are a lot of these books.

Links: Michael Fulmer knows his worth

Today we talk arbitration, more Castellanos trade talk, and what’s going on with some big names around baseball.

2019 BYB Tigers prospect #26: Dustin Peterson

Peterson will receive a chance to prove himself in the Tigers’ outfield this season.

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Have you got something to say about the Tigers? Bless You Boys has a couple of great tools available to let your voice be heard.

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Tigers, Fulmer may be headed to arbitration

The two sides are just $600,000 apart in their salary negotiations.

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Tigers, Nicholas Castellanos avoid arbitration with $9.95 million contract

Castellanos' salary also comes in well below his projected amount. Only Michael Fulmer is still without a contract. The two sides could be headed to an arbitration hearing.

Pitcher Gregory Soto suspended for 20 games

The suspension will begin at the start of the 2019 season

Fox won’t buy back Fox Sports Detroit, but Ice Cube might

Yeah, we don’t know either.

2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #27: Kingston Liniak

The outfielder will take a long time to develop, but his ceiling is huge.

Tigers avoid arbitration with Norris, Boyd, and Hardy

Norris will make $1.275 million in 2019, while Hardy’s salary is not yet known.

Tigers, Greene agree on $4 million contract

Greene was projected to earn $4.8 million by MLB Trade Rumors heading into the offseason.

BYB’s 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

The BYB staff released its 2019 Hall of Fame ballot (and complained about Lou Whitaker again).

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Player lineup for TigerFest has been released

Notably absent are Nicholas Castellanos and Shane Greene, but it's nice to see new Tigers like Jordy Mercer attending the event to meet Detroit fans.

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Brewers sign Yasmani Grandal to one-year deal, per report

The Tigers likely weren't going to sign him, but Grandal's market was ultimately much smaller than many expected.

2019 BYB Tigers prospect #28: Carlos Guzman

The third-baseman turned starting pitcher will look to expand upon a successful 2018 campaign this season.

Tigers pitchers 2018 ZiPS Projections review

The pitching staff as a whole struggled last season.

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5 prospects you should see in Detroit this summer

These young Tigers should get their first opportunity in the majors this season.

Links: The Tigers might not be spenders next offseason either

Reading between the lines, it looks like the Tigers won’t jump back into the free agent market until 2021.

Tigers spring training dates announced

Mark your calendars, baseball is back February 12.

2019 BYB Tigers prospect #29: Bryan Garcia

Garcia is recovering from Tommy John surgery, but should get back on the mound in 2019.

A beginner’s guide to statistics: Batting stats!

If you have ever wondered what all those numbers we use in our articles mean, we have you covered.

6 Tigers players to exchange arbitration figures by Friday

Detroit’s streak of avoiding arbitration hearings could be in jeopardy.

Tigers batters 2018 ZiPS projections review

A handful of Tigers beat out their projected numbers last season.


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