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Tigers sign RHP Kenta Maeda to a two-year deal worth $24 million

Multiple reports confirm that the 35-year-old starting pitcher is coming to Detroit pending a physical.

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Friday Open Thread: What are you thankful for as a Tigers fan?

This Thanksgiving week let’s focus on what we’re thankful for.

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Detroit Tigers Links: Pitching market heats up as the Tigers say goodbye to a legend of ‘84

Most of the big boys are still on the board, other than Aaron Nola, but the depth starters are starting to move.

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Tigers showing “serious” interest in RHP Kenta Maeda, per report

The Tigers have serious interest in the 35-year-old former Dodgers and Twins rotation piece.

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The strength of the 2023 Rule 5 Draft is starting pitching

The Tigers have the opportunity to add a pitcher who suits their developmental strengths in next month’s draft.

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Tigers great Guillermo “Willie” Hernandez passes away at age 69

Hernandez put together one of the all-time great seasons by a reliever in 1984.

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Sifting the middle tier options to shore up the Detroit Tigers’ rotation

We’d be surprised if the Tigers landed a top free agent arm, so let’s sift their other options for finding an above average starter in free agency.

Replacing Eduardo Rodriguez: Let’s consider the top free agent starters

There are several options available capable of replacing or upgrading from Rodriguez. The Tigers are going to need one to give themselves a realistic shot in 2024.

Tigers Trade Targets: Could they have interest in Reds second baseman Jonathan India?

Jonathan India could be the answer to the Tigers revolving door at second base, if he can be had for the right price.

Tigers decline to tender contracts to Austin Meadows and Spencer Turnbull

RHP Garrett Hill was also cut from the 40-man roster.

Friday Open Thread: What is the most difficult position in baseball?

We’re leaving pitchers out of this one...

Tigers hire Jeff Greenberg as new General Manager

Greenberg previously worked with President Scott Harris with the Chicago Cubs and has plenty of baseball experience.

Tigers add C Dillon Dingler and RHP Wilmer Flores to the 40-man roster

Right-handers Freddy Pacheco and Brenan Hanifee were designated for assignment.

Yankees hire Tigers hitting assistant James Rowson

Detroit lost a hitting coach to New York, so we’ll throw out a few ideas for a replacement.

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Friday Open Thread: Best voices in baseball

Who are the current and past greats in the broadcast booth?

Tigers hire top play-by-play man Jason Benetti away from the White Sox

This is a shockingly good hire.

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Tigers hire Joey Cora as infield coach

The coaching shakeup continues...

Projecting which prospects Tigers will protect from the Rule 5 draft

With the cutoff to protect players from the Rule 5 draft a week away, the Tigers have a few players they’ll need to add, and a few they’ll need to cut loose.

Tigers exercise team option on C Carson Kelly, designate Tyler Alexander

It’s roster setting time, as free agency opened on Monday.

Spencer Torkelson is pulling his way to success

The second year first baseman has room to improve, but his more pull heavy approach has him primed to be a long-term force in the Tigers’ lineup.

Tigers acquire OF/1B Mark Canha from the Milwaukee Brewers

Relief prospect RHP Blake Holub is going to Milwaukee in the deal.

Detroit Tigers and Eduardo Rodriguez engaged in contract restructuring talks, per report

If the two parties come to terms, this is liable to be a pretty quick offseason for the Tigers.

Friday Open Thread: Who was the best one-season wonder?

You know the guys, you just can’t remember their names.

Spencer Torkelson named a finalist for the AL Silver Slugger awards

The Tigers first baseman is one of four finalists for the Silver Slugger award at the position.

The World Series provided a few general lessons for the Tigers

The Diamondbacks showed what was possible, while the Rangers illustrated that decisive action in free agency is best.

Open thread discussion: 2023 World Series edition

Game 1 was an instant classic featuring late innings heroics from Corey Seager and another huge home run from Adolis Garcia as Texas walked off Arizona.

Tigers prospects showing good signs in the Arizona Fall League

Several prospects have impressed as the Fall League calendar nears its conclusion.

Jim Leyland is on the Era Hall of Fame ballot

This could be the old Tigers’ skipper’s shot at Cooperstown.

Zach McKinstry is a Gold Glove award nominee

The veteran utilityman didn’t do much at the plate after a hot start, but he continued to excel anywhere AJ Hinch played him defensively.

Open Discussion Thread: ALCS/NLCS starts on Saturday

We’re down to major league baseball’s final four with a pair of interesting matchup in the league championship series.

Tarik Skubal and Jake Rogers were the top comeback stories in 2023

Skubal in particular returned from elbow surgery with a vengeance to lead all baseball in several categories.

Major League Baseball’s off season calendar, 2023- 2024

Free agency, Arbitration, Rule 5 draft, Winter meetings are on the clock

Open Discussion Thread: ALDS/NLDS starts on Saturday

Let’s chat about playoff baseball despite the fact that the Tigers are sitting at home.

Detroit Tigers salary arbitration projections for 2024

The offseason arbitration class won’t put a dent in Tigers’ budget at all.

BYB Roundtable: How staff predictions for Detroit Tigers’ 2023 season panned out

With the recent campaign now in the rearview mirror, the Bless You Boys staff revisits its preseason predictions.