AL Central Standings
AL Central Standings
For this Tigers fan, it was a dream
'For a few hours, my cancer wasn't there. Nothing bad was there. I was at a Tigers game. All was right with the world.
In Jose Iglesias, Tigers could have gem of a shortstop
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Jim Leyland was lounging on a sofa in his Comerica Park office early Wednesday morning, sorting through thoughts, thinking about his team and its playoff march.
Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta, on possible suspension appeal: 'I try to see what's better for everybody'
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
Jhonny Peralta spoke this morning about the Detroit Tigers' acquisition of shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox and about the possibility he would appeal if he is suspended in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing-drugs scandal.
The Aftermath of the Peavy Trade
The Triangle Blog, Jonah Keri
The Red Sox, Tigers, and White Sox pulled off a three-team trade Tuesday night, one that strengthens a diminished Boston rotation, gives Detroit some Biogenesis insurance, and upgrades a thin Chicago farm system.
Detroit Tigers BINGO
So until next week, I give you the following BINGO cards for you to play along with the Tigers game at home.
Jose Iglesias versus Omar Vizquel
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Jose Iglesias moves to Detroit in the trade and everyone knows Iglesias isn't anything near the .330 hitter he's been for the Red Sox.
Tigers Get Their Young Shortstop in Jose Iglesias
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
The Tigers biggest long-term need has been to acquire a young shortstop who can play defense.
A Pessimist's Take
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
The Tigers have made two trades this week, filling a couple of needs for this year and next year. If the Tigers let Benoit go, they have a backup plan at closer for 2014.
Around the AL Central:
Indians 6, White Sox 5 (10 innings): Keppinger's clutch moment doesn't last
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Bases-loaded, two-run single negated by blown save in ninth, walk-off home run in 10th.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Source: If A-Rod doesn’t settle with MLB, he will be given a lifetime suspension
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
A source familiar with the Biogenesis investigation tells HardballTalk that if Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are unable to reach a settlement in connection with the Biogenesis matter, Major League Baseball will suspend Rodriguez for life.
PED arguments I despise
The Hardball Times, Greg Simons
I've had enough of this garbage.
MLB trade deadline: Three winners, three losers
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
Looks like the real winner at the deadline is you because you get to read this magnificent column about trade-deadline winners and losers, you lucky dog.