The past two years have been a roller coaster for Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer.
Tigers won't reach full potential until Victor Martinez starts hitting
The Detroit News, John Niyo
Three weeks shy of the All-Star break, the Tigers sit comfortably in first place in the AL Central.
Dave Dombrowski: Detroit Tigers analyzing internal, external options for bullpen help
MLive.com, Josh Slagter
Dombrowski: "We're trying to win. So you're analyzing other club's players."
Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer the favorite for AL Cy Young, says ESPN analyst
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo
It's crazy to think that the Detroit Tigers pitcher favored to win the American League Cy Young award right now isn't Justin Verlander.
Local Idiot Overreacts to Justin Verlander's Struggles
We’ve gone several weeks since the scourge of mLive has been able to come up with something to complain about with the Tigers.
Drew Smyly Should Not Be the Detroit Tigers’ Closer
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder
Drew Smyly has made this year’s transition to the bullpen better than anyone could have imagined.
Around the AL Central:
Royals Waste Hosmer Dong-Hanging, Lose to Atlanta, Dropping Fifth of Six
Royals Review, Josh Duggan
Hosmer lends credence to Craig's inkling that he may be on the way to salvation. Royals still lose.
"Are you Santa Claus" "No kid, I'm Alexi Casilla."
A botched pop-up in the ninth keeps Chris Sale winless in June, but allows Alexei Ramirez to redeem himself.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Alex Rodriguez, welcome to Twitter, a place you never should have come
Big League Stew, Mike Oz
Alex Rodriguez in on Twitter now — or one of his handlers is.
As expected the Cubs just released Ian Stewart from Triple-A, but they also made an even bigger move by designating Carlos Marmol for assignment.
Footspeed and Forcing Errors: A Case Study
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
Defensive errors have been a part of baseball history forever, but we seldom ever talk about them now.