Detroit Tigers Links: The aftermath of the Biogenesis ruling (the Jhonny Peralta and Alex Rodriguez story)

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Writers and players react to the suspensions handed down by Major League Baseball, and other various fun links for your Tuesday Morning Prowl. P.S. last night's game was basically my favorite ever. Chris Perez blown saves forever and always.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Detroit 62 45 .579 0 Won 6
Cleveland 60 49 .550 3 Lost 1
Kansas City 54 52 .509 7.5 Lost 1
Minnesota 46 60 .433 15.5 Won 1
Chicago 40 67 .373 22 Lost 8

(updated 8.5.2013 at 7:47 PM PDT)


Tigers links:

Tigers should move on without Jhonny Peralta for playoffs and beyond
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

When, precisely, the Tigers knew they were likely losing Jhonny Peralta for a long spell in 2013 is known only by the Tigers' front office.

Teammates react to Jhonny Peralta suspension, say they want clean, level playing field in baseball
MLive.com, Chris Iott

Justin Verlander: "The majority of players in this game ... want a clean game. We're working toward that."

How Jose Iglesias, others can help after being traded at the deadline
ESPN, Scott Spratt

Scott Spratt believes Jose Iglesias, traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers, could be a long-term option at shortstop. (Insider subscription required)

Jhonny Peralta should never play for Detroit Tigers again
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp

Jhonny Peralta officially became Jhonny Pariah after reportedly accepting his 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball today.

Trout and Cabrera: Here We Go Again
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron

Last year, the AL MVP debate turned into something resembling a culture war, with Miguel Cabrera representing the traditional methods of player evaluation while Mike Trout was the darling of the sabermetric community.

Bhiogenesis
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein

We all knew this was coming, but I suppose it still requires a post. Jhonny Peralta, Biogenesis, steroidy steroids, 50-game suspension.

Jhonny Peralta Should Not Return to Detroit Tigers This Season
Motor City Bengals. Tom Zahari

Jhonny Peralta has accepted his 50 game suspension in the relation to the Biogenesis Clinic and the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs.

Around the AL Central:

Final Score: Detroit Tigers 4, Cleveland Indians 2
Let's Go Tribe

Well, that sucked.

Best thing for Royals? Tigers sweep Indians!
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

The Royals have vaulted into semi-contention by winning 11 of their last 12 games. But they're going to need some serious help, beginning this week.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Alex Rodriguez: "I’m fighting for my life"
HardballTalk, D.J. Short

On the heels of MLB announcing a 211-game suspension earlier this afternoon, Alex Rodriguez held a press conference this evening at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

What spurred MLB investigation? Disgruntled Biogenesis employee
latimes.com, Lance Pugmire

When Biogenesis investor Porter Fischer didn't get paid, some of baseball's biggest stars were 'collateral damage' as he provided a paper trail that ended up in MLB suspensions.

Posnanski: Fair or unfair, Major League Baseball making example of Alex Rodriguez
HardballTalk, Joe Posnanski

Like it or not, MLB is making an example of Alex Rodriguez.

The Uncomfortable Conclusion of the Biogenesis Scandal
Walkoff Woodward, Wally Newman

Quite a difference a few years makes, eh?

A-Rod shows us many faces at his comeback press conference
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

Alex Rodriguez didn't say all that much in his pre-game press conference Monday. It was what you expected: He's happy to be back.

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