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MLB Playoffs Open Thread: Indians at Blue Jays, Cubs at Dodgers

Bless You Boys (Eye of the Tigers) — Will the Indians sweep the Blue Jays? Who will take control of the NLCS? Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays (Indians lead 3-0) Time/Place: 4:00 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre TV: TBS Pitching...
  • 4 days ago

Al Avila promises Tigers will ‘get younger, leaner’ during offseason

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — During his end-of-year press conference, the Tigers’ GM hinted that big changes may be on the horizon. Three months ago, a vocal minority of Tigers fans hoped that the team would sell at the...
  • 4 days ago

The Tigers' infield was a major strength in 2016

Bless You Boys (Peter Kwasniak) — The infield was a source of strength for the Tigers in 2016, with multiple players seeing a huge jump in production over last season. The Detroit Tigers came into 2016 with an infield mostly set...
  • 4 days ago

Mailbag: Brad Ausmus can learn from Terry Francona

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — Not all of Francona’s moves translate to the regular season, but he is subtly changing the game this postseason. One of the most enjoyable aspects of watching postseason baseball — you know,...
  • 4 days ago

MLB qualifying offer jumps to $17.2 million for 2017 season

Bless You Boys (Patrick OKennedy) — The increase of nearly $2 million probably will not impact the Tigers this offseason. Major League Baseball teams expecting to receive compensation for their departing free agent players will...
  • 5 days ago

Trevor Bauer’s finger was bleeding, and Justin Verlander told him to rub some dirt on it

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — Well, sort of. Trevor Bauer has been a lightning rod for storylines throughout his baseball career, and this year’s ALCS has been no different. Bauer’s scheduled start was pushed back due to a...
  • 5 days ago

ALCS Game 3 Open Thread: Indians at Blue Jays

Bless You Boys (Eye of the Tigers) — The Indians won Games 1 and 2. Can Toronto take advantage of being at home tonight? Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays (Indians lead 2-0) Time/Place: 8 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre TV: TBS ...
  • 5 days ago

The 5 worst Tigers pitching performances in 2016

Bless You Boys (Peter Kwasniak) — Pitchers will throw a dud every once in a while. Occasionally they will throw a really stinky dud. Then there are these. Warning: The content that follows contains much unpleasantness. If you...
  • 5 days ago

Tigers' Mike Pelfrey was an average 5th starter in 2016

Bless You Boys (Patrick OKennedy) — While his numbers weren't great, Pelfrey compares favorably with other No. 5 starters in the AL. Of all the roster moves that Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila made during the 2015-16...
  • 5 days ago

JaCoby Jones, Christin Stewart among Tigers prospects at 2016 Arizona Fall League

Bless You Boys (Jacob Elkram) — Stewart, Jones, and catching prospect Grayson Greiner all homered in AFL play last week. Even though the Detroit Tigers are out of the playoffs, there is still news about our favorite...
  • 5 days ago

Detroit Tigers Links is joining the statistical revolution

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — The Diamondbacks joined the 21st century by hiring Mike Hazen as their new GM. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been the butt of a lot of jokes around baseball for the past few years, and for good...
  • 5 days ago

The Tigers almost signed John Lackey last winter, which would have been interesting

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — The 37-year-old righthander was worth 2.5 rWAR in 188 1⁄3 innings this season. The Detroit Tigers had one of the flashiest offseasons in baseball last winter, signing Justin Upton and Jordan...
  • 5 days ago

NLCS Game 2 Open Thread: Dodgers at Cubs

Bless You Boys (Eye of the Tigers) — What kind of unlikely heroics will transpire this evening? Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (Cubs lead 1-0) Time/Place: 8 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field TV: Fox Sports 1 Pitching Matchup: LHP...
  • 6 days ago

The biggest winners and losers of the Tigers’ 2016 season

Bless You Boys (Ashley MacLennan) — Naturally, Michael Fulmer was a big win. The 2016 season was one filled with highs and lows for the Detroit Tigers. There were great moments, followed quickly by heartbreak. Movie-worthy...
  • 6 days ago

Tigers projected to pay $12 million in arbitration raises in 2017

Bless You Boys (Patrick OKennedy) — Arbitration salaries project to add $5.9 million to the Tigers’ payroll next season. The Detroit Tigers have six players who are eligible for arbitration this offseason. According to the...
  • 6 days ago

MLB trade rumors: Royals already taking calls on Wade Davis

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — Kansas City’s closer has a contract option for 2017 before he hits free agency. For over a year and a half, the Kansas City Royals were the terror of the AL Central division. The run, which...
  • 7 days ago

MLB Playoffs Open Thread: Blue Jays at Indians, Dodgers at Cubs

Bless You Boys (Fielder'sChoice) — Four teams remain, and they all play today. ALCS Game 2: Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians Time: 4 p.m., Progressive Field SB Nation Blogs: Bluebird Banter , Let’s Go Tribe TV: ...
  • 7 days ago

ALCS Game 1: Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians

Bless You Boys (Eye of the Tigers) — Game one sets the tone for the rest of the series. This should be interesting! Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians Time/Place: 8 p.m. ET, Progressive Field SB Nation Blogs: Bluebird...
  • 8 days ago

Kirk Gibson homered off of Goose Gossage 32 years ago

Bless You Boys (Ron Wolschleger) — The Tigers clinched their last World Series victory on today’s date in 1984. Thirty-two years ago today, a very special moment occurred not only in Tigers history, but in our namesake here at...
  • 8 days ago

Tigers prospect Christin Stewart homers in Arizona Fall League

Bless You Boys (Jacob Elkram) — The Tigers’ powerful left-field prospect smacks one out for the Salt River Rafters. There is little excitement in October for fans of MLB teams who missed the playoffs. Unfortunately, Detroit...
  • 8 days ago
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