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Minor League Tracker Podcast: Interview with Tarik Skubal

Bless You Boys (Kenon Carter) — Skubal was the Tigers’ ninth round pick in 2018. Left-handed pitching prospect Tarik Skubal stopped by the podcast to chat about his pitch assortment, his experience with Tommy John surgery, and...
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The Bless You Boys Podcast wants your questions!

Bless You Boys (Ashley MacLennan) — There’s plenty of news to pick from! As we return to our standard weekly recording schedule ahead of the new season, the Bless You Boys Podcast is looking for your questions! Brandon and Ashley...
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Fulmer recommended to undergo Tommy John surgery

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — Fulmer is seeking another opinion, but odds are he will miss the entire 2019 season. Well, this isn’t good. Michael Fulmer was diagnosed with right elbow ligament damage and has been...
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Tigers option Carpenter, assign 3 others to minors

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — The Tigers are down to just 32 players in major league camp. The Detroit Tigers optioned lefthander Ryan Carpenter to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday morning. They also assigned three players —...
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JaCoby Jones has one more chance to earn a part in the Tigers’ future

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — Jones hasn’t hit well, and if that doesn’t change, the Tigers have some challengers coming for him in center field. JaCoby Jones pulled a neat trick in 2018. Despite another rough year at the...
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2019 roster breakdown: Options, service time, and free agency

Bless You Boys (Patrick OKennedy) — Your complete guide to the Tigers’ 40-man roster, with options, service time, and free agency details. As the Detroit Tigers continue their rebuilding project, the team’s 2019 roster will...
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The Erie SeaWolves will become the Piñatas for 4 games in 2019

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — The SeaWolves are taking part in minor league baseball’s  Copa de la Diversión series in 2019. Minor league baseball has its problems, as our friend Emily Waldon of The Athletic recently...
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Will Josh Harrison be an effective leadoff hitter?

Bless You Boys (Jeff Roberts) — Harrison might not be the best choice statistically, but he could provide veteran leadership for a young roster. Ever since the Tigers traded Leonys Martin at last year’s trade deadline, they...
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BYB’s bracketology contest is back for 2019

Bless You Boys (Patrick OKennedy) — Complete your bracket by Thursday, March 21 at noon to compete for bragging rights. The NCAA basketball regular season is over, and March Madness is set to begin. That means it’s time for you...
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Let’s assess Jake Rogers’ swing mechanics

Bless You Boys (Adam Dubbin) — The Tigers’ hitting staff has a task ahead in developing the club’s top glove into an MLB-level bat. According to a recent article in the Detroit News , Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd...
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Links: MLB needs to pay minor league players

Bless You Boys (Ashley MacLennan) — At least one team might actually be listening Imagine being asked to work full days at your job in the hopes of netting that big dream role, but the catch: you’ll need to work 3-4 months for...
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Tigers option Peterson, Reininger to Triple-A Toledo

Bless You Boys (Jacob Markle) — They also sent RHP Kyle Funkhouser and RHP Louis Coleman to minor league camp. The latest casualties in the battle for roster spots were announced on Monday morning, as the Detroit Tigers ...
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2019 BYB Tigers prospect #1: RHP Casey Mize

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — The Tigers’ top prospect has looked outstanding in his first pro camp. When the Bless You Boys staff convened to develop our 2019 consensus ranking of the Tigers farm system, one decision was...
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2019 opponent preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — Pittsburgh’s lack of urgency this offseason is frustrating, especially given the arms race in the NL Central. They may “only” rank seventh on The Athletic’s recently released MLB misery index ,...
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2019 opponent preview: Minnesota Twins

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — If anyone is to challenge the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, it will be the Twins. It’s not often we write nice things about the Minnesota Twins around here. They ruined Detroit’s...
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Michael Fulmer to miss start, ‘no timetable’ on return

Bless You Boys (Adam Dubbin) — The Tigers look to refine his lower body mechanics away from the field. Michael Fulmer , the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year and once heir-apparent to the Detroit Tigers ’ ace pitcher...
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Daniel Norris appears to be the odd man out of the Tigers’ rotation

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — The question then, is what to do with him? The Tigers came into spring camp with six starting pitchers, and only five spots in their rotation. A decision, made either by the team or by...
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Tigers option Victor Reyes, José Fernández to Triple-A Toledo

Bless You Boys (Adam Dubbin) — The Tigers also assigned eight players, including Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers, to minor league camp The Detroit Tigers again are making roster moves , this time whittling down the number...
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New rules are coming to MLB in 2019

Bless You Boys (Ashley MacLennan) — And you can expect even more changes next season The only truth of the world is that everything you love will change. For better or worse, change is coming, and for baseball, those changes are...
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Christin Stewart will add power to the Tigers lineup

Bless You Boys (Christopher Milz) — After a brief call-up last season, he looks to make a full season impact in 2019. In the dying throes of a largely forgettable 2018 Detroit Tigers season, Christin Stewart ’s September...
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