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Detroit Tigers hope to be sellers this winter. Here's who they may trade

In an off-season that forecasts similarly to last season, the Tigers will once again try to capitalize on a sub-par trade market. A year ago, there were thoughts of trading right-handed ace Michael Fulmer for a prospect haul, but instead, only moved second baseman Ian Kinsler.

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2018-11-18 11:00:00

Detroit Tigers News: It’s the offseason and nothing is happening

Without much else to talk about, we rehash trade possibilities, speculate on future award winners, and watch the new Ronny Rodriguez video.

BLESS YOU BOYS - 2018-11-19 13:30:05

Former Tigers TV voice, Josh Lewin, not a contender for Fox Sports Detroit opening

Josh Lewin, who was Fox Sports Detroit's play-by-play regular from 1998-2001, last week departed his job as Mets radio voice and is expected within days to be announced to a similar post, likely on the West Coast.


No, Dan Gilbert isn't in talks to buy the Tigers

Why not? For starters, regardless of any interest in buying or selling, Gilbert cannot buy any baseball team because he still owns casinos elsewhere, and Major League Baseball rules prohibit team owners from having any stake in gaming interests. He has not expressed any public interest in buying the


Who could be the Detroit Tigers' next yearly award winners?

The absence of standout individual performances is not surprising: Last season, the Tigers lost 98 games, largely as an afterthought in the American League.


Howes: Gilbert's casino sale fuels Tigers talk — or not

But there are at least three problems: The Ilitch family repeatedly says the Tigers are not for sale, despite the team's disappointing,98-loss recordsin each of the past two seasons. Second, Gilbert’s interests in casino gaming through his Jack Entertainment LLC preclude him from owning any team und


Here are the prospects the Tigers will likely protect for the Rule 5 draft

Players eligible this year include those who were drafted and signed their first pro contract in 2015, or those who first signed in 2014 but were under the age of 19 at the time. Essentially, this includes players who were drafted out of college in 2015 and international free agents or high school d


Why I voted for former Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander for AL Cy Young

The sign of the times crept into this year’s American League Cy Young Award vote, whichRays’ left-hander Blake Snell won, and former Tiger Justin Verlander — now pitching for the Astros — finished second, again.


Phillies are ‘shopping the hell’ out of Carlos Santana, which the Tigers could exploit

Detroit Tigersfans may recognize Santana as “that guy who used to hit all those dingers offJustin Verlander,” and, well, you aren’t wrong. Santana spent eight seasons with theCleveland Indiansbefore signing with the Phillies as a free agent last winter, and the Phils are already looking to move on f


Detroit Tigers: Dear Al Avila, DO NOT sign Manny Machado

I hope this letter finds you well. Are you getting ready for the hot stove? Hopefully you’ve taken a cue from former analystRod Allenin talking up some of your players. Make sure to emphasize how “sharp”Jordan Zimmermanlooked at times last season, and how “consistent”Alex Wilsonis at throwing strike


St. Louis Cardinals: Will Nicholas Castellanos be traded to the Cardinals?

The offseason trade rumors continue. Now, Bleacher Report is predicting that Detroit Tigers outfielder/third baseman Nicholas Castellanos will end up in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform next year. Will it happen?

REDBIRDRANTS.COM - 2018-11-17 16:20:16

Let’s look at the Tigers’ 2019 Steamer projections

The 2018 MLB season is now under wraps, which means it’s time to start looking ahead.FanGraphshas already released their Steamer projections for the 2019 season, giving a dispassionate look at how each MLB team profiles next year. In particular, we’re interested in theDetroit Tigers, and where their

BLESS YOU BOYS - 2018-11-19 13:00:02

Tigers’ farm system ranked 8th in baseball by FanGraphs

The last two seasons were ones to forget forDetroit Tigersfans, but there are plenty of reasons to look forward to a brighter future. Craig Edwards and the FanGraphs prospect teamsreleased their farm system rankingson Monday, which can only be seen as a good sign for the Tigers. Detroit ranked eight


Jeremy Hellickson would be a perfectly boring and fine free agent pickup for the Tigers

Hello there, friends. I’m here today to talk to you about one of the hottest names on the free agent market in.../checks notes...Jeremy Hellickson? Man, you folks are in for a real treat with this article. Here’s why he makes sense for theDetroit Tigers.

BLESS YOU BOYS - 2018-11-17 16:30:03

Cañon City Tigers' Lincoln Andrews signs to play baseball at Southeast Missouri State University

"This young man is obviously blessed with some great talent," Tigers baseball head coach Tim Ritter said. "God has given him a lot of skills, but it has been equally matched by a work ethic that I have not seen before."


Should Padres Look to Acquire the Tigers’ Nick Castellanos?

The San Diego Padres have been rather quiet since the offseason began a few weeks ago. With the only moves thus far being trading Raffy Lopez to the Atlanta Braves and claimingGreg Garciaoff the waiver wire, the hot stove has been freezing for the Padres. In what should turn out to be a busy offseas


Should the Tigers trade or extend Nicholas Castellanos?

Nicholas Castellanosis theDetroit Tigers’ best player. He was named the Tigers of the year by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America earlier this month. The right fielder received 19 of 20 first place votes, with one vote for relieverJoe Jimenez. Castellanos also led the


Detroit Tigers News: Betts and Yelich take home the MVP awards

Awards season for major league baseball concluded on Thursday with the announcement of the Most Valuable Player awards. In the American League,Mookie Bettsof theBoston Red Soxgot the nod, whileChristian Yelichof theMilwaukee Brewerstook home the prize in the National League. Neither was much of a su


Tigers interested in low-cost shortstops, and Freddy Galvis is right up their alley

TheDetroit Tigersneed to find a new shortstop this offseason. Whilewe here at Bless You Boys like to dream big, some of our dear readers do not. The Tigers organization seemingly shares that more measured approach, as they arerumored to be looking at low-cost optionslikeAdeiny Hechavarria,Jordy Merc


Pat Caputo - 5 issues Detroit Tigers must resolve

It’s not if the Tigers trade Nicholas Castellanos, but when - Trade markets are fickle. The Tigers, for example, couldn’t convince Cleveland to accept J.D. Martinez in a deal for shortstop prospect Willi Castro at the trade deadline in 2017. Yet, they got Castro last summer, when he was even more ad