The Rays Tank: Archer wins July

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Biogenesis may have taken the main stage on Monday, but Chris Archer received some merits as well.

While the Rays were enjoying an off day before taking a road trip to the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers, Chris Archer was selected as American League pitcher and American League Rookie of the Month for July.

The Rays Twitter account provided some pretty impressive insight into the Rays presence in July's voting, and their history with dual honors:

Eight players received votes. Half were Rays. Not too shabby.

Biogenesis reactions

At long last, the names of those players affected by Biogenesis not named Ryan Braun or Alex Rodriguez were revealed.

Evan Longoria took to Twitter to express his opinions, and various other figures around the majors provided theirs as well:

Brad Ziegler, Diamondbacks

Buster Olney, ESPN

Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals

Tyler Clippard, Nationals

Max Scherzer, Tigers

Rick Hahn, White Sox GM

Mark Melancon, Pirates

Bryan Petersen, Marlins

Links:

- "Mayor Bill Foster has reached the reluctant conclusion that keeping the Tampa Bay Rays in the region means he has to let them cross the bay to explore a new stadium." Whoa.

- Wil Myers, the masher. It has a ring to it. ESPN took a look at his success since the All-Star break, and how he's just crushing baseballs.

- Desmond Jennings' mom is a witty woman.

- Jonah Keri's weekly podcast featured Hardball Talk's Craig Calcaterra and Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, and they discussed Biogenesis, and the war on drugs in professional sports.

- MLB's Threats vs. A-Rod's reactions.

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