–Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes that Fredi Gonzalez sent the right messages by benching Hanley Ramirez.
–Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Carlos Zambrano is returning to a starting role.
–John Romano of the St. Petersburg Times writes that the loss of J.P. Howell may be a more serious blow to the Rays than it seems.
–Jeff Blair of Toronto's Globe and Mail writes that the "I told you so" types are awaiting the Rays and Yankees to rain on the Blue Jays' parade.
–Andy Martino of the New York Daily News write that the status of Jenrry Mejia and Gary Matthews Jr. were topics of discussions when the Mets' brass held meetings in Atlanta on Tuesday.
–Alex Speier of WEEI.com writes that some people from Hanley Ramirez's minor-league days aren't surprised by his actions.