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FOX Sports Detroit and Tigers announce broadcast team for 2019 season

DETROIT — FOX Sports Detroit and the Detroit Tigers today announced the broadcast team for the 2019 Detroit Tigers season. Tigers telecasts on FOX Sports Detroit will feature play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) alongside Hall of Famer Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson (@23KGibby) as analysts.


2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #24: Derek Hill is on his last legs as a prospect

As recently as 2016, Derek Hill ranked among the top three prospects in the Detroit Tigers’ farm system according to multiple outlets. By the beginning of 2017, he had slipped to No. 11 on our list, then one more spot down at No. 12 in the middle of 2018. Perhaps we have been holding onto strands of


Shepard set to begin dream job in Tigers booth

DETROIT -- Matt Shepard was calling baseball games in Detroit when the names on the Tigers were Fidrych and LeFlore and Trammell and Whitaker. The names he was relaying on his play-by-play, however, came from the neighborhood, not the corner of Michigan and Turnbull.


29 years ago, the Tigers signed Cecil Fielder

Cecil Fielder is a undoubtedly a larger than life baseball figure, and during his seven seasons in Detroit, he left an indelible impression on Tigers fans. Later, his son Prince would sign one of the largest contracts in Tigers history at that time, creating — albeit for a brief time — a legacy in t


2019 BYB Tigers prospect #26: Dustin Peterson could provide nice outfield depth for Detroit

Many of the prospects in our list of the Detroit Tigers’ top 30 prospects for 2019 were not in the organization at this time last year. The team selected pitcher Casey Mize (No. 1), outfielder Parker Meadows (10), Kody Clemens (13), and Kingston Liniak (27) in the 2018 MLB draft. They also acquired


Tigers Avoid Arbitration With Southpaws Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd

On Friday, the Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with two of their left-handed starting pitchers. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $1.275 million contract with left-hander ​Daniel Norris.


Detroit Tigers News: Michael Fulmer knows his worth

Eat at Arb-y’s As the arbitration deadline came and passed on Friday afternoon, news trickled in regarding deals the Tigers made with arbitration eligible players. Late in the afternoon, the two names we had yet to hear anything about were those of Nicholas Castellanos and Michael Fulmer. By the end


2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #27: Kingston Liniak will be worth the wait

Coming in at No. 27 on our preseason top 30 prospect list, center fielder Kingston Liniak has a frame and skill set that can only be summarized by one of the most overused words in player evaluation — toolsy.


Tigers avoid arbitration with Daniel Norris, Matthew Boyd, and Blaine Hardy

After agreeing with Shane Greene on a $4 million contract late Thursday evening, the Detroit Tigers have come to terms with two more of their arbitration-eligible players, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Lefthander Daniel Norris and the Tigers agreed upon a $1.275 million cont


WDFN Host Gets Baseball Job

WDFN morning show host Matt Shepard is the new voice of the Detroit Tigers. Shepard filled in for Mario Impemba last season after Impemba was suspended for an altercation with then broadcast partner Rod Allen.


Tigers avoid arbitration with Shane Greene, settle at $4 million per report

The Detroit Tigers and Shane Greene have agreed on a contract for the 2019 season, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic. Greene will earn $4 million this year, doubling his $1.95 million salary from 2018.


MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand 1 Month from 2019 Spring Training

While the baseball world awaits decisions from Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, we continue to inch ever closer to the start of spring training, with pitchers and catchers now roughly a month from reporting.


Tigers pitcher Gregory Soto suspended for 20 games

Detroit Tigers pitcher Gregory Soto, who spent the 2018 season with the Class A Lakeland Flying Tigers, has been suspended for 20 games. According to the MLB, he was suspended under Article XII(B), for “conduct detrimental to baseball.”


Detroit Tigers pitcher Soto suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Detroit Tigers pitcher Gregory Soto has been suspended 20 games, without pay, pursuant to Article XII(B) of the Basic Agreement. Soto will begin serving the 20-game suspension on Opening Day of the 2019 season. Soto will be eligible to


LSU ranked No. 2 in Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

The D1Baseball.com Preseason Top 25 poll is out, and LSU claimed the No. 2 spot with Vanderbilt sitting on top of the mountain. As usual, the SEC gets a lot of love in the rankings with five teams inside the top 10 and eight the Top 25. That is a bigger representation than any other conference.


2019 Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

This is the third in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2019. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for st


Detroit Tigers Links: Casey Mize and Jake Rogers draw MLB Pipeline accolades

The much improved quality of the Detroit Tigers farm system continues to attract notice as we approach the advent of major league baseball activity in mid-February. In recent weeks, MLB Pipeline has been publishing top ten lists of prospects in various categories, and the Tigers young hopefuls are m


Report: White Sox offer to Manny Machado: seven years, $175 million

Buster Olney of ESPN just reported that the White Sox’ current offer to free agent Manny Machado is for seven years and $175 million. Buster frames that information as a question: if that’s the best offer Machado receives, would the Yankees jump back into the bidding, which they seem to have abandon


2019 BYB Tigers prospect #28: Carlos Guzman is one of the fastest risers in the system

From time to time, one outlet will rank a prospect quite differently than another outlet. While it’s commonplace to find Casey Mize, Matt Manning, Franklin Perez, and Daz Cameron at the top of organizational prospect rankings for the Detroit Tigers, even highly-touted prospects such as Isaac Paredes


Here are 5 Tigers prospects expected to make their MLB debut in 2019

The early stages of the Detroit Tigers’ teardown have been a source of fierce frustration and disappointment. Most understood why the Tigers needed to take a few steps back and start out fresh at the 2017 trade deadline. However, waiting for even hints of a turnaround and an influx of young talent m