Detroit Tigers Links: Alexei Ramirez could be Detroit's best trade option & more on Ryan Braun

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Alexei Ramirez could be Detroit's best trade option, Jim Leyland says Miguel Cabrera might play in one of next two games, and more on Ryan Braun. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

July trade deadline isn't last chance for Tigers to boost run for playoffs
The Detroit News, Kurt Mensching

As counterintuitive as it sounds, the Tigers do not need to make a move before the July 31 trade deadline.

Analyst: Alexei Ramirez might be best trade option if Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta is suspended
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo

ESPN's Jim Bowden offers some names to look at if the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta is suspended without appeal for his reported connection to Biogenesis.

Jim Leyland says Miguel Cabrera might play in one of next two games, does not expect him to land on DL
MLive.com, Chris Iott

Leyland: "I can assure you he's not going to play both these games the next two days. He will not play both games. Will he play one? I can't answer that right now."

Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer glad Ryan Braun was caught; Jhonny Peralta has no comment
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple

'There's so much player outrage towards him because of how brash he was against MLB and how brash he was in his defense,' Scherzer said.

Around the AL Central:

Royals Beat Orioles 3 - 2, Despite Stranding 12 Runners
Royals Review, Josh Duggan

Chen serviceable in six innings only to have bullpen make things interesting. Offense was far from impressive in 3 - 2 win.

Tigers 6, White Sox 2: Robin Ventura absent for comedy of errors
South Side Sox. Jim Margalus

First miscue triggers first-inning ejection, and three more followed.

Elsewhere in baseball:

30 Fans from 30 Cities: A Story of Fan Loyalty on Vimeo
Fanbrandz

Every season, over a three day period, baseball fans converge from all across the world to celebrate the best players in baseball at the annual MLB All-Star Game.

Ryan Braun, Media Reaction, and Worshipping False Idols
TigerSnark

This whole Ryan Braun situation both fascinates and angers me. But not for the reasons you may think.

Report: Alex Rodriguez not interested in deal with MLB
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot

USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale hears that Alex Rodriguez intends to go down swinging.

Ryan Braun and Brewers fans: a primer
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Brewers fans are still going to cheer when Ryan Braun does baseball-related things. This will seem confusing. Maybe this will help.

The Marlins are at it again
The Hardball Times, Jeff Moore

The promotion of two more prospects proves the Marlins continue to be run without a long-term plan.

Matt Kemp: ‘I didn’t win the MVP. I was second.’
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

As the fallout continues from Ryan Braun's suspension and his sort-of admission of PED guilt, the connection between Braun, Matt Kemp and their stellar 2011 seasons is one that is often resurfacing.

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