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Thanksgiving Week Open Thread

Things are a little slow around baseball as we approach Thanksgiving, so let’s talk about something else!

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Mize, Manning top Baseball America’s top 10 Tigers prospects list

The industry seems to agree that Mize and Manning are Detroit’s two best prospects.

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Paredes, Cameron among Baseball Prospectus’ top 10 Tigers prospects

Paredes and Cameron cracked a top 5 previously held all by pitchers.

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2018 Tigers player review: Jeimer Candelario

Candelario had an up-and-down season, but still looks like a big piece of the Tigers’ future.

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Tigers add Franklin Perez to 40-man roster

The Tigers left outfielder Derek Hill and pitcher Anthony Castro unprotected (for now).

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Let’s look at the Tigers’ 2019 Steamer projections

The roster will look different by April 2019, but here’s a dispassionate look at the year to come.

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Placido Polanco on 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

Polanco won't be inducted, and likely won't even receive the requisite five percent of votes required to stay on the ballot for another year.

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Book recommendations for Detroit Tigers fans

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

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TigerDoc's Gratitude Journal: Detroit Tigers Edition

Links: It’s the offseason and nothing is happening

Without much else to talk about, we rehash trade possibilities, speculate on future award winners, and watch the new Ronny Rodriguez video.

Jeremy Hellickson would be a perfectly boring and fine free agent pickup for the Tigers

There is nothing sexy about Hellickson, but he would be a low-cost starter who eats innings.

FanPost Friday: What are you thankful for this season?

It wasn’t a winning year, but we can still be grateful.

How to use FanShots and FanPosts

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.

BYB Users Guide

How to get a spot on the Bless You Boys staff

Ever want to be on staff at BYB? This is what we need from you.

Which Tigers prospects will be protected from the Rule 5 draft?

Franklin Perez, Derek Hill lead the next crop of Tigers’ prospects due for roster promotion.

Links: Betts and Yelich take home the MVP awards

Meanwhile, a new TV deal will help teams like the Tigers bear their payroll burden just a little farther.

Here are some possible upgrades at catcher for the Tigers

There are internal and free agent options that could bolster the team behind the dish.

Podcast: Emily Waldon talks Arizona Fall League

The work never ends on a dream.

Adeiny Hechavarria could be Jose Iglesias’ successor in Detroit

Hechavarria has proven to be the best fielder among the free agent shortstops available this offseason.

Justin Verlander may finally bag a second Cy Young Award

Unfortunately, Blake Snell is putting those hopes in jeopardy.

Niko Goodrum named Tigers Rookie of the Year

Goodrum made his mark both on and off the field this season

What should the Tigers do with Nick Castellanos?

The Tigers might look to trade their best player this offseason, but is that the right move?

The Astros could be a trade partner for Castellanos

After inquiring about the Tigers’ right fielder in July, the Astros still have a need.

Phillies shopping Carlos Santana, which the Tigers could exploit

If the Tigers are willing to take on Santana’s contract, they could potentially pry something else of value out of the Phillies.

Tigers’ farm system ranked 8th in baseball by FanGraphs

Fangraphs has an optimistic view of the Tigers’ prospect collection.

Tigers interested in Freddy Galvis, per report

The Tigers are looking for a replacement for Jose Iglesias, and don’t seem prepared to break the bank for that player.

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Mark's Offseason Plan

Links: It’s going to be a long offseason

Let’s look at what the Tigers will and will not be doing this offseason — oh, and some good news too.

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Dan Dickerson interviews Doug Mientkiewicz

The first of a series of interviews posted by the voice of Tigers baseball.

Tigers won’t sign any big free agents this offseason, unsurprisingly

The Tigers will not sign any big free agents this winter, and don’t seem interested in spending until 2021.

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The Silver Slugger voters screwed up big time

Which positions can the Tigers improve for 2019?

Not many positions have a clear plan going forward.

It won’t happen, but let’s dream about signing Manny Machado

The Tigers will need to acquire a superstar eventually, and Machado is one of the very best.

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A first hand look at a few ballparks

Yes, the Tigers could reunite with Anibal Sanchez

The two sides seem like a fit once again after Sanchez’s resurgence in Atlanta.

Links: Nicholas Castellanos is staying put in right field

Also, the great Dodgers coaching poaching is underway.

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