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Tigers sign veteran catcher Hector Sanchez

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — Multiple reports indicate the Tigers have added a little more minor depth at the catcher position. The Tigers have gone pretty quiet since we entered the new year. So has the rest of the...
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2019 Tigers Prospect #20: SS Sergio Alcantara

Bless You Boys (Zane Harding) — Up two spots from our 2018 prospect rankings, Alcantara remains a possible future utility infielder. Are you a fan that loves a glove-first shortstop? If you are, you must have enjoyed the past...
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Roundtable: Are the Tigers better, worse, or the same?

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — The Bless You Boys staff went position-by-position to break down the 2019 Tigers relative to last year’s club. The MLB Hot Stove might still be frozen in the dead of winter, but spring training...
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Links: Roll with the Tigers’ changes

Bless You Boys (John Marlatt) — We take a look at the arbitration situation with Michael Fulmer, and say farewell to an old friend. The Super Bowl slate is set and I care enough about it to tell you that two teams are...
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2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #21: RHP Logan Shore

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — Shore is an accomplished college pitcher whose quick rise to the majors was delayed by injury. Logan Shore is the newest prospect in the Detroit Tigers ’ farm system — literally. The Tigers...
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2019 Bless You Boys Tigers prospect rankings

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — Here are the top 30 prospects in the Detroit Tigers’ farm system, as determined by our staff.
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2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #22: RHP Anthony Castro

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — Castro has quietly continued to progress but he’ll be put to the test in 2019. Anthony Castro is something of an enigma within the Detroit Tigers ’ farm system. Neither a high draft pick, nor a...
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2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #23: LHP Gregory Soto

Bless You Boys (Jacob Markle) — After an underwhelming year, Soto has to find a way to channel the successes he had in 2017. If we evaluated players based solely on their best night, lefthander Gregory Soto would surely be...
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Poll: What is the best Tigers team of all-time?

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — We probably know which team is number one, but who comes after that? With the MLB offseason rumor mill all but ground to a halt as we wait for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper to determine...
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2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #24: Derek Hill

Bless You Boys (Kenon Carter) — Hill has not progressed much since the Tigers drafted him in 2014, but the raw talent remains. As recently as 2016, Derek Hill ranked among the top three prospects in the Detroit Tigers ’ farm...
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Advanced baseball stats: OPS+, wOBA, wRC, and wRC+

Bless You Boys (Ashley MacLennan) — Now that we’ve mastered the basics, let’s get into the more niche stuff. Now that we’re all experts in basic batting stats, let’s move over to the deep end of the pool. Baseball statisticians...
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BYB Podcast 33: Ok we’re ready for baseball now, thanks

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — The staff of Bless You Boys checks in on the state of the Detroit Tigers. Ashley and Brandon fire up a podcast that’s been sitting out in frigid temperatures undriven for a month. Unfortunately,...
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29 years ago, the Tigers signed Cecil Fielder

Bless You Boys (Ashley MacLennan) — He subsequently went on to have the best seasons of his career. Cecil Fielder is, undoubtedly, a larger than life baseball figure. During his seven seasons in Detroit, he left an indelible...
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Links: Mize, Rogers draw MLB Pipeline accolades

Bless You Boys (Brandon Day) — A future Tigers battery is high in the power rankings. The much improved quality of the Detroit Tigers farm system continues to attract notice as we approach the advent of major league...
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Minor League Tracker Podcast: Organizational Breakdown with Kevin Cenna and Brandon Day

Bless You Boys (Kenon Carter) — A periodic look at the Detroit Tigers organization from rookie ball to the majors. On this information-packed episode, Kenon Carter and Brandon Day of Bless You Boys welcome special guest...
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Matt Shepard will be FSD’s play-by-play man, per report

Bless You Boys (Rob Rogacki) — Shepard filled in as the play-by-play man late in 2018. Matt Shepard will be Fox Sports Detroit’s primary Tigers play-by-play broadcaster in 2019, according to a report from Anthony Fenech of...
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2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #25: RHP Wilkel Hernandez

Bless You Boys (Jacob Markle) — Hernandez was an afterthought when the Tigers acquired him, but he might pan out after all. A year ago, Wilkel Hernandez was a mostly forgotten prospect in a miserable Los Angeles Angels farm...
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Expect the Tigers to avoid arbitration with Michael Fulmer

Bless You Boys (Patrick OKennedy) — Both sides win if Fulmer’s arbitration case is settled quickly All the numbers are in, and the Detroit Tigers have managed to settle five of their remaining six contract negotiations with...
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Advanced baseball stats: Wins Above Replacement

Bless You Boys (Kyle Yost) — What does WAR really measure and how is it calculated? Of all of the advanced metrics cited in modern day baseball conversations, perhaps none is referred to more frequently than Wins Above...
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Links: Michael Fulmer knows his worth

Bless You Boys (John Marlatt) — Today we talk arbitration, more Castellanos trade talk, and what’s going on with some big names around baseball. Well, we are basically halfway to February. This is what I’m telling myself in...
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