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Detroit Tigers Season Preview

Your quick startup guide to the 2021 Detroit Tigers

We’ve got you covered if you haven’t kept up over the offseason.

Bless You Boys staff predicts the 2021 MLB season

Did MLB deaden the baseball? Will all the pitchers get hurt? Is it 2006 yet? We have no idea what the 2021 season holds.

BYB staff predictions for the 2020 season

We’re bad at these already, so imagine how hard it is to predict a 60-game schedule.

Tigers Player Preview: Miguel Cabrera

Cabrera’s best years are behind him, but is he still capable of pulling his weight in the lineup?

Tigers Player Preview: Buck Farmer

Farmer enjoyed a breakout 2019 season, and could find himself on the move if he continues to pitch well.

Tigers Player Preview: Daniel Norris

Can the once-top prospect build on a solid finish in 2019?

Tigers Player Preview: Spencer Turnbull

After an encouraging 2019, Turnbull will try to solidify his place in the Detroit rotation.

2020 MLB Season Preview: AL Central Roundtable

We teamed up with our hated blog rivals to put together a big divisional preview for 2020!

Tigers Player Preview: C.J. Cron

Even an average 2020 season from Cron will be a significant upgrade for the Tigers.

Tigers spring training roster projections: Starting pitcher

The Tigers’ rotation was solid in 2019, and should be better this season.

Tigers spring training roster projections: Outfield

The Tigers are looking for someone to take a step forward in the outfield this year.

Tigers spring training roster projections: Infield

Between two new signings and a more consistent role for Niko Goodrum, the Tigers should be much better on the dirt this year.

Tigers spring training roster projections: Catcher

Even modest production from Austin Romine should lead to a massive improvement from the Tigers’ catching crew.

FanGraphs releases 2020 Tigers ZiPS projections

The latest outlook for the team is still pretty bleak, but still more encouraging than in 2019.

What OOTP 20 taught us about the 2019 MLB season

The results weren’t bright for the Tigers, but there were some interesting results.

The Tigers will be more fun to watch in 2019

Just don’t expect their record to improve much.

Niko Goodrum’s bat will keep him in the everyday lineup

As long as he continues to hit, Niko Goodrum could find himself playing everyday, but at a different position each game.

2019 opponent preview: Los Angeles Angels

Having Mike Trout helps, of course, but the future is still bright in Anaheim.

BYB staff predictions for the 2019 MLB season

The internet demands that we make a bunch of predictions for the upcoming season.

Predicting breakout and breakdown players for 2019

Based on various statistical factors (and some gut feelings), who is in line to progress and regress this season?

2019 opponent preview: Boston Red Sox

Boston’s bullpen is a question mark, but the rest of their roster is absolutely loaded.

5 bold predictions for the Tigers’ 2019 season

These are probably going to look really dumb in a few weeks.

Jordan Zimmermann has something to build on this season

The veteran starter has struggled since coming to Detroit, but his underlying numbers were much better last season.

Jordy Mercer is a stopgap at shortstop, but that’s OK

With some offensive production and his old double play partner, things may not be all that bad.

2019 opponent preview: Chicago White Sox

After missing out on their top free agent target, the Sox are hoping their young talent takes a step forward in 2019.

2019 opponent preview: Seattle Mariners

The M’s won’t win as many games this season as they did in 2018, but their future is in much better shape.

2019 opponent preview: Oakland A’s

The A’s delivered on that promise and then some in 2018, but might not have the pitching to get it done this year.

JaCoby Jones has one more chance to earn a part in the Tigers’ future

Jones hasn’t hit well, and if that doesn’t change, the Tigers have some challengers coming for him in center field.

Will Josh Harrison be an effective leadoff hitter?

Harrison might not be the best choice statistically, but he could provide veteran leadership for a young roster.

2019 opponent preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh’s lack of urgency this offseason is frustrating, especially given the arms race in the NL Central.

2019 opponent preview: Minnesota Twins

If anyone is to challenge the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, it will be the Twins.

Christin Stewart will add power to the Tigers lineup

After a brief call-up last season, he looks to make a full season impact in 2019.

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