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A draft lottery won’t stop teams from tanking

Winning must be incentivized and spending mandated.

For better and for worse, Javier Báez is a Tiger

The next shortstop of the Detroit Tigers is one of the most electric, frustrating, and exceptionally talented players in all of baseball.

BYB Roundtable: Reactions to the Javier Báez signing

Let’s say we’re cautiously more or less ok, but not thrilled with this either.

POLL: What do you think of the Javier Báez signing?

Báez and the Tigers agreed on a six-year contract early Tuesday morning, according to reports.

AJ Hinch and Carlos Correa had breakfast together in Houston

Yes the internet went nuts with speculation.

BYB Roundtable: Our staff reacts to the Eduardo Rodriguez deal

As you might imagine, spirits are high.

2021 free agent targets: SS Trevor Story

We’ve liked this idea all year, but the former Rockies shortstop is going to convince teams that his throwing arm is healthy.

MLB owners propose WAR on arbitration system

Proposal would scrap arbitration in favor of a formula based on Fangraphs’ WAR

2022 MLB free agent targets: SS Corey Seager

The long-time Dodgers infielder may be the best hitter available, but his defense makes him an imperfect fit at SS.

2022 MLB free agent targets: RHP Jon Gray

Get the man out of Coors Field and you might unlock another level of production.

Justin Verlander’s showcase for teams went very well

The former Tigers ace held a showcase for teams on Monday. Could a reunion be on the horizon?

The Tigers should sign minor league outfielder Nick Plummer

This MiLB free agent is one of the best in recent memory.

Jakob Junis is a low-cost match with the Tigers’ needs and coaching preferences

The former Kansas City Royal refused an assignment to Triple-A and is now able to sign with any of the 30 MLB teams.

Tucker Barnhart trade highlights two teams moving in opposite directions

Circumstances aligned to make this a necessary, if slightly pricey, move for the Detroit Tigers.

Al Avila’s big year has Tigers poised to make some noise in 2022

There are certainly no guarantees, but a new coaching staff and several smart moves have the club in much better position than most imagined.

Houston Astros will ‘probably’ make qualifying offer to Justin Verlander

That might be the end of JV to Detroit talk this time around.

Bless You Boys 2021 postseason predictions

Get your picks in as the postseason gets underway Tuesday night.

2021 wild card games may be MLB’s last as playoff expansion looms

One game play-in format could soon be eliminated in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Bill Freehan and the modern Hall of Fame catcher

What determines a case for Cooperstown?

A.J. Hinch is raising the bar for the Detroit Tigers

The Tigers skipper has managed a remarkable turnaround for the franchise in 2021, and he wants you to know this is just a beginning.

The case for the Detroit Tigers to play things out this year rather than sell

With the MLB trade deadline approaching, Detroit’s outlook should be different than in recent years.

BYB Roundtable: Who should represent the Tigers in the All-Star Game?

All-Star voting ends Thursday night. Which Tiger has earned a trip to the mid-summer classic?

Loss of Beau Burrows a warning and reminder of upcoming roster challenges

The former Tigers first round pick will be staying in the AL Central after being DFA’d by Detroit.

MLB’s foreign substances crackdown is flirting with disaster

As predicted, this is trending toward self-manufactured scandal and a leaguewide experiment with no apparent controls.

Tigers’ ‘Welcome Back Fans’ weekend falls flat for families and fans

A weekend event put on by the Detroit Tigers franchise was pretty underwhelming for parents.

Choose your own podcast: Q&A for the BYB Podcast

We’ve got a rain out and an off day as we near Sparky’s 40-game mark for assessment. Post your questions below.

Options for improving the Tigers offense are few and far between

We have a few ideas, but the 40 man roster just doesn’t have much to offer.

Behind Enemy Lines: A pre-series chat with Jeremy Brener of Bucs Dugout

Yes, we checked to make sure they were loving on Donnie Kelly.

Where has Tarik Skubal’s spin gone?

The big lefty’s fastball spin rate has dropped substantially this year, and he’s going to have to adjust.

Tigers Den Roundtable: Who is your pick for Tigers 2021 MVP?

The BYB staff picks their team MVP candidate.

Roundtable: Who is your pick for Tigers 2021 Rookie of the Year?

The BYB staff considers which of the Tigers youngsters will make the biggest impact.

Keys to look for in the Detroit Tigers spring camp

There’s a lot of noise in spring training results, but there are also some signals to watch for.


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