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  1. Tigers conjure up roster to win it all with

    Christina Kahrl

    We've all heard this one before, right? Justin Verlander wins a big game against AL Central challenger in September. It's like the Detroit Tigers have a script to follow: Come into the season the overwhelming favorite to win the AL Central, something...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Indians rise to AL stealth contender status

    Christina Kahrl

    Despite Sunday night's rain-delayed outcome, one thing has become clear in the AL Central race: The Cleveland Indians are cutting in on a dance many might have anticipated just the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers were invited to. You might have...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  3. Tigers' injuries narrow AL Central race

    Christina Kahrl

    If you went by star power and expectations alone, the Detroit Tigers were supposed to have long since sewed up the AL Central. But much as they had trouble fending off the Cleveland Indians last year, this year it looks as if events will conspire to ...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  4. Chess match: Tigers versus A's

    Christina Kahrl

    Our final look at the managers ... Detroit Tigers versus Oakland Athletics What Jim Leyland likes to do: While the Tigers stole the fewest bases in baseball, barely averaging an attempt every three games, Leyland has been exceptionally aggressi...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  5. Justin Verlander's rebound should inspire

    Christina Kahrl

    Taking the bump in Toronto on Thursday for the first time since his second career no-hitter, in May 2011, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was dealing. Dealing from the mound, certainly, but also dealing with expectations that might handic...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  6. A's vs. Tigers equals instant impact rivalry

    Christina Kahrl

    Where do rivalries come from? Are they invented, or do they spring from the game itself? Twenty years later, I remember a comment Baseball Prospectus founder Gary Huckabay made on the subject, that rivalries don't come from the game's history but fro...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  7. Decision day approaching for Orioles

    Christina Kahrl

    The Baltimore Orioles' walk-off win over the Detroit Tigers in the 13th inning Saturday makes for an interesting moment, and not just for the O's. You don't expect to win a game in extras on your new backup catcher's first hit of the year -- but the ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  8. Shipping out the other Sizemore

    Christina Kahrl

    Sizemore traded. Those words make you pause, especially as the Sizemore you think of first -- Grady -- is coming off the DL. But this wasn't Grady Sizemore, or Ted if you remember your bat-control fiends of the '70s, or Tom if you're following the...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  9. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  10. MLB: A look at what it might take to trade Albert Pujols, Tim Lin...

    Christina Kahrl

    The trade deadline is dominated by money and need. Baseball Prospectus thinks that's no fun, so let's dream a little. What would it take to trade for Albert Pujols, Evan Longoria, Hanley Ramirez and other superstars? Christina Kahrl investigates.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2010
  11. MLB - Spring Training - Johnny Damon will not change the AL Centr...

    Christina Kahrl

    Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus ran a new set of PECOTA projections, and learned that Johnny Damon's presence won't break a virtual tie between the Twins, Tigers and White Sox. (And look out for the Indians.)

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2010
  12. MLB Preview 2010 -- Baseball Prospectus: Get ready for a three-te...

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball Prospectus projects 2010 in the AL Central. For each team, you get a projected record, why they might win, why they won't win, one player who could surprise (stat projections) and one who might flop. Dive in.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2010
  13. Cardinals boast strongest postseason 'pen - Baseball Prospectus

    Christina Kahrl

    After a close analysis of all of MLB's playoff-bound pens, Baseball Prospectus finds that the St. Louis Cardinals stand above all others.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  14. Baseball Prospectus -- Cardinals, Phillies are class of 2009 play...

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball Prospectus analyzes the starting rotations for the eight teams expected to participate in postseason 2009 -- and the Minnesota Twins. The numbers say it might be the National League's year.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2009
  15. Baseball Prospectus -- Studying the workloads of Joba Chamberlain...

    Christina Kahrl

    As the postseason approaches, there is concern (as always) about limiting young pitchers' workloads because of previous flameouts. Baseball Prospectus finds teams are already heeding the call.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  16. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Top dogs

    Christina Kahrl

    Leadoff strategies may vary, but BP metrics show that their impact is significant.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2009