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  1. Detroit Tigers the World Series favorite - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron explains why the Detroit Tigers should be considered the World Series favorites. He points to the current talent assembled and a relatively easy schedule as major factors.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  2. Biggest positions of need for contenders this winter - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the biggest holes that contenders must fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  3. Bits: Nationals continue to tear it up

    Eric Karabell

    The hottest team in the National League, much to the chagrin of the suddenly vulnerable Cincinnati Reds, is the Washington Nationals. The Nats have won eight of 10 games and 19 of 25, and among the key hitters in the surge to contention have been thi...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. Omar Infante and Jhonny Peralta are a weak double-play combinatio...

    Paul Swydan

    Omar Infante and Jhonny Peralta are a weak double-play combination and could be the Tigers' undoing.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  5. Tigers offense: Assessing Dirks, Avila ...

    Eric Karabell

    The disappointing, sub-.500 Detroit Tigers are 11th in baseball in runs scored, but that's mostly because of three players: Austin Jackson, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder have combined to hit .311 with 18 home runs and 70 RBIs. Jackson is 14...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. Andy Dirks becoming popular fantasy add; Jhonny Peralta, Alex Avi...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Detroit Tigers' offense to determine whether red-hot Andy Dirks is a legit mixed-league option and whether Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila will pick it up.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  7. Players who need contract extensions now

    Jim Bowden

    Earlier this week, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he's already talked to the team's new ownership about a contract extension for outfielder Andre Ethier. At 30, Ethier is a two-time All-Star, has earned Gold Glove and Silver Sl...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. Matt Kemp, Jose Bautista and Alex Avila figure to have good seaso...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory looks at players who outperformed their 2011 projections and are thus set up to regress in 2012. But it's all relative, as a Matt Kemp "regression" from last season would still be very good.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  9. Deeper Yankees have edge at home

    Jim Bowden

    There are few things more exciting than an elimination game, which is what we have in the Bronx tonight. Here's what I'm looking for in Game 5 of the ALDS between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers: * Rookie Ivan Nova put together the qu...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  10. MLB - The Detroit Tigers' 2011 fate and 2012 prospects

    Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden, Baseball Prospectus and Dan Szymborski have combined for the Kiss 'Em Goodbye series, a look at every team's 2011 fate -- once it's eliminated -- with a look ahead to 2012 and beyond. This is the entry for the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2011
  11. A window into Verlander's dominance

    Buster Olney

    The other day, in the midst of Brad Penny's start against the Rangers, Justin Verlander noted Penny's use of a split-fingered fastball to catcher Alex Avila, and mentioned that there might come a day when he would have to develop a splitter...

    Blog | August 06, 2011
  12. MLB - Justin Verlander's dominance continues

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney breaks down Justin Verlander's dominant 2011 campaign, noting how he's continued to shut down hitters after falling behind in counts.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2011
  13. Five up, five down for July

    Eric Karabell

    On this fine first day of August, with the non-waiver trade deadline in our rear view mirror, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look on the field at hitting performances of July that could have taught us something that we can apply moving f...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  14. Dustin Pedroia, Aramis Ramirez among top fantasy performances in ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell points out five good and five disappointing fantasy performances from July and what to expect going forward.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  15. MLB -- Alex Avila gives Detroit Tigers a big edge in AL Central r...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus explains why Alex Avila has been the Tigers' most valuable player this year and why he gives Detroit a big edge in the AL Central race.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2011
  16. MLB: Analyzing the Detroit Tigers' historically top-heavy lineup

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the Detroit Tigers' lineup, which is extremely top-heavy. Even with a historic difference in OPS between their top-four and bottom-four hitters, the Tigers should still win the AL Central.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011