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June 29, 2010

BP Unfiltered

The Paper Trail of June 29

by John Perrotto

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Tim Hudson and the Braves won their duel with Stephen Strasburg.

The Journal-Constitution's Mark Bradley writes that a special Braves' season is unfolding.

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Carlos Zambrano will receive treatment for anger issues and be placed on the restricted list, keeping him out through at least the All-Star break.

Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the imposing Zambrano has cast an even larger shadow on the Cubs with the damage he has done.

The Sun-Times' Toni Ginnetti writes that the latest curveball for the Cubs is John Grabow's knee injury.

Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies' offense saved Ubaldo Jimenez as he improved to 14-1 by beating the Padres.

Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Jimenez is a rare one.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe writes that Victor Martinez is headed to the disabled list.

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News writes that the Tigers took over first place in the American League Central by beating the Twins but lost Joel Zumaya to what appears to be a serious elbow injury.

Jay Greenberg of the New York Post writes that there is no way Brian Cashman will strip the Yankees' farm system to get Cliff Lee.

Ken Belson of the New York Times writes that club president Randy Levine and Cashman expect Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter to stay with the Yankees next season.

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News writes that the coverage of Joe Torre's first meeting with the Yankees by YES and Fox was pathetic.

Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that Omar Minaya says Lee is still in play for the Mets despite pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia being injured at Double-A Binghamton.

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Adam Dunn has appeal to the White Sox, who are looking for a left-handed power hitter.

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says that the Marlins are mum on Bobby Valentine and their manager search.

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes that trade rumors are swirling around the Royals.

The Star's Sam Mellinger wonders if streaks are fact or fiction?

Joe Stiglich of the Oakland Tribune writes that the Athletics wonder if trade winds will take away Ben Sheets and Coco Crisp.

Rick Hammel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Diamondbacks right-hander Dan Haren says he would like to play for the Cardinals again.

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun writes that Garrett Atkins will not accept an outright assignment by the Orioles to Triple-A Norfolk.

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Tim Lincecum's issue is not his health.

John Romano of the St. Petersburg Times writes that the Rays are a loss to explain their offensive extremes.

Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Inquirer wonders if Jamie Moyer is a Hall of Famer?

John Perrotto is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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