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June 28, 2010

BP Unfiltered

The Paper Trail of June 28

by John Perrotto

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times writes that tempers flared as Evan Longoria and B.J. Upton had a dugout argument and the Rays' offensive slump continued in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Joe Henderson of the Tampa Tribune writes that Upton's lack of hustle is a problem the Rays don’t need.

George A. King III of the New York Post writes that Robinson Cano's home run in the 10thinning ruined Joe Torre's script as the Yankees topped the Dodgers after being down four runs in the ninth inning.

John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that Jonathan Broxton showed Joe Torre what life without Mariano Rivera is like.

Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that Victor Martinez suffered a broken left thumb.

The Globe's Dan Shaughnessy writes that the Red Sox are hurting but their spirit is not broken.

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News writes that umpire Gary Cederstrom admitted to Tigers manager Jim Leyland that he missed a pivotal call in Detroit's loss to the Braves on Saturday night.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Jason Heyward is likely to miss tonight's matchup against Stephen Strasburg.

Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals' sloppy play is catching up to them.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes that a source says Bobby Valentine is out of the running for the manager's job with the Marlins.

Mike Finney of the Camden Courier-Post writes that Jamie Moyer serves up a history-making day by giving up his 506thcareer home run but still leads the Phillies over the Blue Jays.

Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that Moyer is making history.

Karen Crouse of the New York Times writes that Carlos Beltran's return remains down the road.

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes that it's time for the Mets to become Amazin' beasts of the National League East.

Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News writes that Sunday's poor performance aside, Roy Oswalt is still the pitcher to get for the Rangers.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that the Indians hope that Kerry Wood's strong Sunday showing might boost his trade value.

John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that it's time for the Mariners to make a real trade.

Monte Poole of the Oakland Tribune wonders if Major League Baseball is stacking the deck against the Athletics.

Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that Fausto Carmona and Brian Bannister should top the Twins' trade wish list.

John Erardi of the Cincinnati Enquirer looks at Brandon Phillips inside the numbers.

The Enquirer's Paul Daugherty writes that the competition is coming for the Reds with 10 games against the Phillies and Mets in the two weeks leading up to the All-Star break.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that no one theory can explain the Year of the Pitcher.

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Cubs and Carlos Zambrano need to communicate.

The Tribune's Phil Rogers writes that there is a lot to like about the White Sox.

John Perrotto is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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