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Zane Harding

Monday Tigers Links: One Hundred Years of Avila

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Al Avila has been general manager of the Detroit Tigers since the final quarter of the Obama administration.

On Sunday, FanGraphs’ David Laurila wrote in the site’s weekly notes article asking whether Detroit may offer A.J. Hinch its general manager position as successor to Al Avila in the future. Avila has been the Tigers’ general manager since 2015, a seven-year timespan over which I have graduated high school, graduated college, and...

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Brandon Day

Kerry Carpenter mashes his 30th home run for a grand slam to power the Hens

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Toledo Mud Hens 10, Iowa Cubs 6 (box)

Daniel Norris blanked the Cubs for four innings and Kerry Carpenter celebrated his 30th long ball of the year with a grand slam to take the deciding game of this seven-game set.

Norris allowed just one hit, striking out three over four innings of work. By the time he left the game, the Hens were up 8-0.

Zack Short and Ryan Kreidler started the game...

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Report: Yankees had interest in Tigers SP Tarik Skubal before trade deadline

The Yankees had interest in the Tigers’ Tarik Skubal prior to the deadline, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports.

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Brandon Day

Rays 7, Tigers 0: Matt Manning was really good; Gregory Soto was not

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Soto fell apart in a scoreless game in the ninth inning, allowing four runs to blow this one up entirely.

A really well pitched game on both sides for eight innings was spoiled by a total collapse from Gregory Soto in the ninth that turned a scoreless game into a complete rout for the Rays as they took the four-game set with an 7-0 victory on Sunday.

Matt Manning led the way for the Tigers, making his second start since returning from a lengthy...

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Fielder's Choice

GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 1:10 p.m.

Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (42-66) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (57-49)

Time/Place: 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation Site: DRaysBay
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network

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Adam Dubbin

Game 110 Preview: Tigers go for split against Rays on Sunday

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After scoring a huge win on Lou Whitaker day, Detroit has a chance to go even with the Rays in the four-game series.

The Detroit Tigers came through on Sweet Lou Whitaker’s special day with a convincing 9-1 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Garrett Hill played with fire over 5 2?3 frames but managed to surrender just a single run — a solo home run — in an outing reminiscent of his solid major league debut, while the offense showed up against one...

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Matt Manning, Tigers look to square series with Rays

It was nearly a lost season for Detroit right-hander Matt Manning. Manning missed 3 1/2 months due to right shoulder inflammation and had a couple of setbacks during his recovery.

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Ashley MacLennan

Tigers 9, Rays 1: Win or Lou.

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It was a good day.

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, mostly because a bunch of the BYB staff were at the park for the meet-up, and the focus for the day feels like it should mostly stick with Lou Whitaker’s jersey retirement.

That said, there was a game, and the Tigers must have felt like the pressure was on, because they actually played pretty well!

It was going to be a tough game no matter what, with All-Star starter Shan McClanahan on the...

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Fielder's Choice

GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 6:10 p.m.

Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Detroit Tigers (42-66) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (57-49)

Time/Place: 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation Site: DRaysBay
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Garrett Hill (1-3, 5.88 ERA) vs. LHP Shane McClanahan (10-4, 2.07 ERA)

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Ashley MacLennan

Lou Whitaker Day is here

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It’s time to celebrate an icon, but we can’t overlook how he’s been ignored.

The retirement of Lou Whitaker’s jersey number was a moment many Tigers fans thought might never come. Historically, the Tigers have been notoriously stingy in terms of number retirement, only giving the special distinction to former players or managers who found their way into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

To date, there were only eight Tigers players whose...

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Ashley MacLennan

The Week that Was: A look at what you missed in Tigers’ news

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Let’s revisit the week of July 31-August 5

Happy Saturday, BYB readers. This August we’re starting a new weekly column to help keep you in the loop of things you might have missed. We know that with the Tigers not being so great, the motivation to stay connected isn’t always there, so we figured every Saturday or Sunday we’d give to a weekly roundup of the top stories you might have missed, little bits of news, the recaps, and...

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Adam Dubbin

Game 109 Preview: BYB Meetup Day honoring the great Lou Whitaker

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The Tigers hope to honor one of the greatest second basemen of all time with a win over the Rays.

The big day is here! After years of waiting, the great “Sweet” Lou Whitaker will finally have his name retired and hoisted up on Comerica Park’s wall. The ceremony was originally set for 2020 to honor the second baseman but the COVID pandemic foiled those plans along with Bless You Boys’ meet-up event. Now two years later, both Lou and the crew will...

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Brandon Day

Izaac Pacheco and Spencer Torkelson homer as the 2022 draft class debuts

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Friday, August 5, 2022.

Iowa Cubs 5, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)

The dominance of Beau Brieske in a rehab start, and a big day for Spencer Torkelson weren’t enough as the bullpen faltered on Friday night.

Brieske punched out eight in 4.1 innings of work, throwing 66 pitches. He allowed a run on three hits and should be back in the Tigers’ rotation next time out. Meanwhile, Torkelson led off the second inning with a...

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Ashley MacLennan

Tigers 3, Rays 5: Tigers squander early lead with a parade of walks

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Seriously, so many walks.

The Tigers have probably adjusted pretty well to losing series this year, where it seems like every new competitor faced, the Tigers manage to eke out one win in a series, while losing the rest. As fans, we cling to the highlight reel plays (thanks, Riley, you keep it interesting!) and the handful of exciting offensive fireworks we get to see from time to time, while relishing that rare weekly win.

While this may not be the same...

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Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: I plan to finish out my contract, retire after 2023

On Thursday, Cabrera indicated to reporters that he was unsure about whether he would play after 2022 due to health reasons.

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Miguel Cabrera clarifies retirement comments: 'No way'

Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera told the Detroit News on Friday that he plans to be back in the 2023 season, one day after he hinted at thoughts of retiring after 2022.

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12-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera plans to play out contract with Tigers, retire after 2023 season

Earlier in the week, Cabrera said he "didn't feel well right now" and would discuss his status for 2023. Although, things have changed. 

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m.

Akash Pamarthy / USA TODAY NETWORK Detroit Tigers (42-65) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (56-49)

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation Site: DRaysBay
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Bryan Garcia (0-0, 4.91 ERA) vs RHP Corey Kluber (7-6, 4.03 ERA)

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Mariners claim Derek Hill from Tigers, designate Kevin Padlo

Hill changes organizations for the first time in his pro career.

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Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Intends to Play out Contract, Retire After 2023 Season

One of the greatest baseball players of his generation is coming back for a 21st season. Miguel Cabrera revealed Friday to Chris Mcthat he will return to the...

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