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Detroit Tigers Links: Max Scherzer's historic start & should the Tigers trade for Matt Garza, Kevin Gregg?

The secrets behind Max Scherzer's historic start, ESPN analyst suggests the Tigers trade for Matt Garza, Kevin Gregg, and Darren Daulton diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.


AL Central Standings

Detroit 50 40 .555 0 Won 1
Cleveland 47 44 .516 3.5 Lost 1
Kansas City 43 45 .488 6 Lost 1
Minnesota 37 50 .425 11.5 Lost 3
Chicago 35 53 .397 14 Lost 1

(updated 7.10.2013 at 7:41 PM PDT)

Tigers links:

The Pitching Secrets Behind Max Scherzer's Historic Start
Bleacher Report, Zachary D. Rymer

Now, it's my duty as a baseball geek to clarify that Scherzer's unbeaten record is only cool from a historical perspective.

ESPN analyst: Detroit Tigers should trade for Chicago Cubs pitchers Matt Garza, Kevin Gregg
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo

Here's a hypothetical trade idea for you. The Detroit Tigers trade outfielder Avisail Garcia and pitchers Rick Porcello and Jake Thompson for Chicago Cubs pitchers Matt Garza and Kevin Gregg.

Leyland has no comment (again) on latest Biogenesis news
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

After saying "I don’t know what you’re talking about" in his postgame media session Tuesday, Tigers manager Jim Leyland still had a no-comment prior to Wednesday’s game.

Benoit jumps to third in AL Final Vote
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Don’t write off Joaquin Benoit from the AL All-Star Final Vote just yet.

Detroit Tigers Set For Strikeout History
Motor City Bengals, Garret Craig

That pace, should they maintain it, would put them at 1,498 by season’s end.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Darren Daulton diagnosed with brain cancer

Former Phillie Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

John Rocker thinks people miss the Steroid Era
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

John Rocker, you'll be shocked to know, has said something that most of you won't agree with.

From World's Champions to last place in one easy winter
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Just last fall, the San Francisco Giants were the toast of the baseball world. Now they're in last place, with little prospect for better days anytime soon.

Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin’s bizarre fondling incident leads to lewdness charges in Las Vegas
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

But the happy Gaudin story just got weird.