r/baseball 8h ago

Notice I’m Evan Petzold, Detroit Tigers Beat Writer For The Detroit Free Press. I’ll Be Hosting An AMA On Monday, March 27 at 2 P.M.


PROOF: https://i.redd.it/w8zfeikl3bqa1.jpg

It’s a new era for the Detroit Tigers. They open the 2023 MLB season with a new regime, led by president of baseball operations Scott Harris, who replaces fired general manager Al Avila. They’re coming off a disappointing 66-96 season, finishing fourth place in the AL Central in a season when many thought they could be a surprise playoff contender. While expectations are tempered for the Tigers in 2023, there remain plenty of storylines and intrigue around the team. Will Spencer Torkelson, the former No. 1 overall pick, finally break out? How will Miguel Cabrera look in his final season with the team? Will we see Casey Mize, still out following Tommy John and back surgeries, pitch at any point this season? Evan Petzold covers the Detroit Tigers for the Detroit Free Press and is will be here at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27 to answer all your questions about the Tigers and the coming Major League Baseball season.

Read his work here: https://www.freep.com/staff/3109264001/evan-petzold/

Full Tigers coverage from the Detroit Free Press: https://www.freep.com/sports/tigers/

UPDATE, 6:48 p.m.: Thank you all so much for joining Evan for today's AMA! If you're looking for more Tigers insight and analysis, check us out on Freep.com ... and on our brand new "Days of Roar" podcast, where Evan and baseball insider Mark Gorosh discuss the latest news and issues around the Tigers every Monday, all season long. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

r/baseball 2d ago

Feature 2023 r/baseball Call Your Shot Prediction Contest


We are less than 1 week from MLB Opening Day which means it's time to dust off those crystal balls, ouiji boards, and tarot cards and make your 2023 Major League Baseball predictions. You will have the opportunity to predict...

  • Final Regular Season Standings for each MLB Division
  • MLB Playoff Bracket
  • MLB World Series Results
  • BBWAA Award Winners
  • 2023 Player Statistical Leaders
  • 2023 Best/Worst Teams
  • One outlandish prediction as the tiebreaker

Each correct answer will be worth the allotted amount of points and the person with the most points at the end will win. If you have more than one submission, we will only count the most recent.

NEW TO 2023 CALL YOUR SHOT: We have included FanDuel odds for the Divisional Standings, Pennant Winners, World Series Winners, BBWAA Award Winners, Statistical Leaders, and Best/Worst Teams. These odds will not be used in the scoring of your submission but are provided as a helpful tool if you choose to use them. Feel free to ignore if you know better than Vegas.

If you want to jump in, the form is below. We encourage you to write notes during your submission so you can refer to them later in the form.


Feel free to discuss your picks in this thread! Be prepared to have this thread revisited and your comments poked fun during the year. As usual, we'll share the most common results after Opening Day when responses have come to see what r/baseball believes will happen this year.

NOTE: Here are some things that will make us disqualify your entry:

  • Fake usernames
  • Submitting multiple entries
  • Memes/spam

DEADLINE: Submit your picks before Opening Day 1st pitch (March 30 @ 1:05PM ET)

r/baseball 7h ago

It's Ump Season, baby! Homeplate umpire Randy Rosenberg ejects JT Realmuto

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r/baseball 5h ago

Image Altitude of Home Stadiums for All 30 MLB teams

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r/baseball 11h ago

News [Mike Trout]We promised you all a big announcement and here it is! We are so excited to be able to make a longtime dream of mine a reality, with none other than @tigerwoods and @tgrdesignbytw . We can't wait to share more updates with you as we create Trout National - The Reserve.

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r/baseball 7h ago

[Gelb] All-time reaction to being ejected from a Grapefruit League game.

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r/baseball 13h ago

[Sherman] The Mets have designated Darin Ruf for assignment, ending a failed experiment. Tim Locastro will make the roster.

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r/baseball 7h ago

[The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum] plans to use @MLBTheShow as a gateway to expose new generations of baseball fans to these historic figures and their stories of triumph over adversity. Welcome the unsung heroes of the Negro Leagues to #MLBTheShow23!

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r/baseball 11h ago

Image No baseball game in Japan is completed without line up and bow.

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r/baseball 7h ago

Image MLB Gameday has finally added a dark mode.

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r/baseball 12h ago

Trivia Players Mike Trout could pass in career WAR - 2023 edition!


Welcome to 2023 & to the year's first entry in the ongoing saga of Mike Trout passing Hall of Famers in career WAR.

Trout enters 2023 at 82.4 bWAR ahead of him are:

Mike Mussina - 82.8

Ken Griffey Jr - 83.8

Pedro Martinez - 83.9

Fergie Jenkins - 84.1

Charlie Gehringer - 84.8

Chipper Jones - 85.3

Robin Roberts - 86.1

George Brett - 88.6

Bob Gibson - 89.2

(If Trout were to match his lowest WAR season w/ 500+ PAs he would finish here)

Gaylord Perry - 90.0

Steve Carlton - 90.2

(If Trout were to match his career WAR/162 he would finish here)

Wade Boggs - 91.4

(If Trout were to match his best season by WAR he would finish here)

Al Kaline - 92.9

(I removed some 1800s guys for brevity)

r/baseball 11h ago

"The Colorado Rockies Are Still An Expansion Team" - Sam Miller authors the Baseball Prospectus 2023 Annual essay for the Rockies

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r/baseball 6h ago

Image [Sergio Romo] Last day!

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r/baseball 13h ago

Image 2023 City Connect launch dates

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r/baseball 10h ago

News [McCalvy] Brewers moves: 1B Luke Voit signed to a 1-year contract with a club option for 2024. INF Keston Hiura designated for assignment. INF Abraham Toro optioned to Triple-A Nashville. OF Sal Frelick reassigned to Minor League camp.

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r/baseball 15h ago

[baseballstatcz] Reportedly, there were about 20 Japanese fans in the stands during Czech Baseball Extraliga's pre-season exhibition game in Prague

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r/baseball 5h ago

[Nightengale] Joey Votto will begin the season on the IL, ending his consecutive Opening Day streak. “It saddens me because Opening Day means a lot to our city. It means a lot to me. This is just how it is shaking out this year. I’m trying to hustle back.”

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r/baseball 6h ago

[Tampa Bay Rays] You wanted more Devil Rays? You got more Devil Rays

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r/baseball 2h ago

News Iowa Lawmakers introduce bill to ban MLB blackouts in Iowa

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r/baseball 9h ago

News Orioles Not Planning To Carry Grayson Rodriguez On Opening Day Roster

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r/baseball 2h ago

News [MLBTR] Jared Walsh to the IL for headaches & insomnia

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r/baseball 44m ago

[Passan] Second baseman Nico Hoerner and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a three-year, $35 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN. Deal buys out one year of free agency, but Hoerner still will hit the market at 29. Final two arbitration years priced ~$15M and FA year at ~$20M.

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r/baseball 1d ago Masterpiece Respect Gold Take My Energy Got the W

Image With the MLB Opening Day right around the corner I decided to redesign every teams logo but in the Star Wars Universe. How'd I do?

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r/baseball 8h ago

Video [Highlight] Matt Olson hits yet another spring training home run.

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r/baseball 6h ago

Baseball kids with a dream

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Nothing else is so fulfilling than raising a generation of young baseball players who eat, drink and sleep baseball. Will keep doing this for some time. If just one makes it to MLB in future, we will call it a life well lived. Maasailand Baseball Academy in Kenya.

r/baseball 6h ago

Image Orioles prospect Coby Mayo tweets his displeasure with the Grayson Rodriguez news before promptly deleting it

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r/baseball 25m ago

Video Michael Nelson Trout takes former team mate Noah Syndergaard deep for a 2 run home run

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