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Detroit Tigers Links: Jim Leyland called AL's best manager & Magglio Ordonez may run for mayor in Venezuela

Jim Leyland was called the AL's best manager by peers, Magglio Ordonez may run for mayor in Venezuela, and more on the Biogenesis rulings. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Leon Halip

AL Central Standings

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 8.6.2013 at 8:17 PM PDT)

Tigers links:

Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta not selfish for taking penalties now, Chris Iott

Major League Baseball was the wild card in this matter. MLB held the hammer.

Peers say Tigers' Jim Leyland is AL's best manager
The Detroit News

MLB managers say Jim Leyland is the best manager in the American League, Miguel Cabrera is the best hitter and Max Scherzer is the best starting pitcher.

Report: Ex-Detroit Tigers star Magglio Ordonez to run for mayor in Venezuela town
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo

It appears Magglio Ordonez has found a new calling after baseball: Politics.

Man, This 20 Games Over .500 Team Really Sucks

Hey, kids. It’s Tuesday and you know what that means. Yes, it’s time to see what Simonson is spewing at us from his dark, dank corner of mLive.

Biogenesis-free predictions for the rest of the MLB season., Matthew Kory

If you're not tired of hearing about Biogenesis yet [cue Yoda voice]: You will be.

The Empty Jake
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum

Empty is a strong word, but it did seem that Jacobs Field "Progressive Field" in Cleveland, didn't contain as many rabid Indians fans as it should have last night.

Timeline of Peralta/Biogenesis coverage
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery

If you're having a hard time piecing together a timeline of Jhonny Peralta's involvement in MLB's investigation, here are some links.

Around the AL Central:

Cy Albers Embarrasses the Royals in Major League Debut
Royals Review, Josh Duggan

Both the Royals' offense and their ace elect to take the night off in thorough drubbing at the hands of a former Independent baller.

Chris Perez has sworn off the media
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra

Chris Perez blew last night's Tigers-Indians game in pretty stellar fashion. Then he left the ballpark before the press could get at him. Fine. He was mad.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Alex Rodriguez's appeal and the 2013 playoffs
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

t's a silly reason until it actually happens.

Our 10 favorite moments from John Rocker’s Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit
Big League Stew, Mike Oz

John Rocker did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit on Tuesday, in which anyone could show up to the popular web forum and ask Rocker anything.

And The Worst Bunt of the Year Goes To…
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran!