It's unlikely the Tigers will find a player on the trade market they can realistically acquire who'll be a true upgrade over Peralta.
Tigers' Justin Verlander (wisely) chills after five, bullpen does the rest
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp
Agreeing with Drew Sharp gives me a bad feeling. But in this instance, I don't understand how anyone could not agree with pulling JV after five innings on Monday.
Tigers' Jhonny Peralta On Pace For Best Season Ever
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder
Given Peralta's career numbers, I'm not really sure this statement is that much of a stretch.
Stupidest Name on Roster: Trevor Plouffe.
A seat at Comerica Park to see Detroit Tigers will cost a bit more
The Detroit News, Michael Martinez
"Only the rich people, or the stupid people, pay to see this team." Umm. Oh. OK?
Around the AL Central:
That was fun.
Elsewhere in baseball:
A single ground ball is all that stood between Yu Darvish and Perfection.
How Hall of Famers rank for salary in 2012 dollars
The Hardball Times, Graham Womack
You know what's really depressing about this? A baseball player in 1933 made more money than I do in 2013. I've failed in life.
The beauty of baseball: photos of each stadium from opening day
Big League Stew, Mike Oz
I love this post so much I actually want to cry. Baseball really is so beautiful.