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Detroit Tigers Analysis

Here's our take on the day's news

The expectations have settled for Daz Cameron

Detroit is still hoping to get any sort of production from the infamous Houston trio.

MLBPA drops request to alter free agency, offer new revenue sharing ideas

Negotiations continue Tuesday, with owners’ counter proposals expected shortly.

Harold Castro is a contact man in a power era

In 2021, Castro’s throwback stylings really tied together the Tigers infield, but holding his spot this season will be tougher.

Patience and hard work finally earned Eric Haase a major league role

An ultra-late bloomer, things started clicking for Haase at just the right time, leading to his ascendancy in the major leagues.

CBA Update: Owners’ proposal expected within weeks

As spring training nears, players await MLB’s first serious offer

A brief look at the Tigers Rule 5 draftees

Akil Baddoo’s 2021 was delightful and surprising. Was it that unusual, though?

Examining the Detroit Tigers ZIPS projections for 2022

Well, this is much better than we’re used to seeing, but we need more, Tigers.

A draft lottery won’t stop teams from tanking

Winning must be incentivized and spending mandated.

2021 Player Review: Robbie Grossman had the best season of his career

The Tiger’s modest investment payed off very well, and should continue to pay off next year.

Considering the Tigers 2021 pitching staff through the lens of DRA

Deserved run average is tricky to apply, but suggests a few interesting things about the 2021 Tigers.

Tigers sign veteran reliever Jacob Barnes to a minor league deal

Ok, we really like this as a thoughtful piece of depth-building.

Examining the 2022 lineup with the addition of Javier Báez

Bringing up a couple top prospects, this offense could actually do some damage.

Tigers in talks with Javier Báez, per report

The Magician is talented and a lot of fun, but he has some serious flaws as well.

Tigers make a statement with Eduardo Rodriguez

The five-year deal brings the 28-year-old lefty to Detroit over the same window as Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal

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.

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.

2022 MLB free agent targets: SS Carlos Correa

The Astros have reportedly made Correa another offer, but if the numbers reported are accurate, it’s just for show.

Foreign substance enforcement didn’t bother the Tigers much in 2021

As MLB experiments with a pre-tacked baseball in the Arizona Fall League, the issue didn’t appear to affect the Tigers, with one exception.

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.

An overhauled pitch mix made Alex Lange a much improved relief option in 2021

Acquired as a starting pitcher in the Nick Castellanos trade, the Tigers ‘penned Lange and reaped the rewards.

Akil Baddoo’s success may only be a starting point

The Tigers’ rookie sensation has a lot of work ahead to reach his ceiling, but his breakout campaign argues we haven’t seen his peak yet.

MLB Trade Rumors projects Tigers arbitration salaries for 2022

Some of these just aren’t going to work out.

Michael Fulmer is still evolving in his new role

He still has some construction cones around him, but the big right-hander has had a successful season in the midst of a lot of changes.

Jeimer Candelario has made the leap

The Tigers’ third baseman is red hot since the All-Star break and his place in the club’s future deserves some consideration.

Quiet hot stove brings the Tigers immediate future into sharp relief

If you aren’t selling, and you aren’t buying, you better have a good third path in mind.

Matt Manning’s new slider is a difference maker

The rookie righthander still has plenty to work on, but the biggest piece of the puzzle has come together in record time.

Matthew Boyd’s early count aggression has powered a strong start

Boyd has some regression coming, but there are good reasons to believe he won’t come unglued again.

Casey Mize has been a victim of his own mistakes

No, it’s not time to panic, but the results thus far have been decidedly underwhelming.

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.

Michael Fulmer pitched well on Sunday but is still the odd man out

The right-hander has scuffled trying to reinvent himself but took at step forward this weekend.


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