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Detroit Tigers Analysis

Here's our take on the day's news

The Tigers’ path to building a contender still runs through their young pitchers

Injuries have delayed their progress, but the future of the Tigers’ young arms remains a key component.

The long and short of Zack Short

His diminutive career provides a little insight into his current role and the Tiger’s master plan.

Scott Harris brings pinch of the Giants’ offense to Detroit

The San Francisco Giants have been the most aggressive and successful pinch-hitting team in the game the past two seasons.

Catching forms foundation of the Tigers’ solid start

Jake Rogers and Eric Haase have been a stabilizing force during a turbulent opening six weeks.

Eduardo Rodriguez is commanding attention

The unassuming left-hander is putting on a real demonstration of pitching artistry so far this season.

2023 Detroit Tigers roster, payroll, and options breakdown

The Tigers’ 2023 payroll is $15 million lower than 2022.

Projecting the 2023 Detroit Tigers after the Gregory Soto trade

Scott Harris probably still has small moves to make, but Steamer projections say this is probably a 73-74 win club in 2023.

Matt Vierling could become a real weapon for the Tigers

Scott Harris got a player to fill the role he needed, but managed to land substantial upside in the deal as well.

Tigers ink right-hander Michael Lorenzen to a one year contract, per report

Scott Harris is serious about his rotation depth.

Video Room: Tigers acquire Justyn-Henry Malloy from Atlanta

Scott Harris told us what he values, and he certainly leaned into that profile in his first big move.

Potential picks for the Tigers in the Rule 5 Draft

Detroit has the sixth pick in Wednesday’s Rule 5 Draft.

The Tigers options at third base are thin

After moving on from Jeimer Candelario, the club needs an answer, at least in the short term.

Hitter profiles to turn the Tigers’ offense around

Before we start suggesting specific players to acquire, let’s start by analyzing the traits the Tigers need to start building into their lineup in 2023 and beyond.

MLB Trade Rumors offers 2023 arbitration estimates for the Tigers

Based on these figures, Scott Harris has plenty of room to develop some payroll flexibility.

A Deeper Look into Gregory Soto’s 2022 Season

How did Soto do in save situations vs. non-save situations? And, how does that compare with others in recent history?

Video breakdown of the newest Tiger, Sawyer Gipson-Long

Detroit acquired Gipson-Long from the Minnesota Twins in the Michael Fulmer trade.

Video breakdown of the newest Tiger, Kris Anglin

Detroit acquired Anglin from the Atlanta Braves in the Robbie Grossman trade.

Al Avila has arms to sell at the deadline

The Tigers aren’t supposed to be in seller mode, but here we are once again.

The Tigers bullpen is one of the best in baseball

We look at the arms out of the Detroit arm barn and evaluate how they’ve become one of the best groups in baseball.

Where has baseball’s run scoring gone?

Here’s an overview of assorted hitting statistics from 1995 through 2022.

Tarik Skubal has found the groove in 2022

With an ongoing series of incremental adjustments, the hard-throwing lefty has been outstanding for the Tigers so far.

The Tigers need Eduardo Rodriguez to get it going

So far, the whiffs and command have been lacking and so have the results.

The Tigers’ early season power outage is just temporary

There are signs that the ball just isn’t bouncing the Tigers way so far, but it’s the thump that is lacking.

Examining the Tigers options after two injuries to the rotation

With Casey Mize out for the foreseeable future, and Matt Manning now questionable, how can the Tigers hang around .500 until they get healthy?

Examining Austin Meadows’ fit in Detroit

The Tigers added a masher, but there are questions with how he’ll mesh with the current roster.

Tigers acquire OF Austin Meadows from the Tampa Bay Rays

Isaac Paredes and a comp pick will be heading the other way.

Casey Mize looks dialed in as he makes his final Grapefruit League start on Sunday

After a solid first full season, Mize may just be getting warmed up.

Injuries re-shape the Tigers Opening Day roster

We have fun debating these things each spring, but so often fate intervenes. At least Spencer Torkelson is now locked in to debut on Opening Day.

Jeimer Candelario continues to hold down the fort

The third baseman has become one of the most stable pieces in the Tigers’ rebuild.

Roster battles in focus as the Tigers send four more to minor league camp

The last few spots on the bench and in the bullpen are gaining clarity with 10 days left to Opening Day.

BYB player previews: Tarik Skubal looks to build on a strong 2021 season

If Skubal can do a better job mixing in his secondary pitches to right-handers, he’s going to have a big year.

Detroit Tigers made record $31 million profit in 2021, per Forbes

MLB’s average franchise now worth over a record $2 billion.