Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Albert Pujols has a heated exchange with Tony La Russa.

–Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals' National League Central express hits a bump.

–Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that his latest injury clouds Eric Chavez's future.

–Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe writes that Daisuke Matsuzaka flirts with a no-hitter.

–Geoff Mosher of the Camden Courier-Post writes that Jimmy Rollins is back on the disabled list but it could be worse.

–Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Rollins' return to the DL list is worrisome.

–Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle writes that Roy Oswalt talks about his trade request and what lies ahead.

–Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that Oswalt on the Dodgers could lead to the World Series.

–Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes that a trade for Oswalt could save the Mets' season.

–Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record writes that Javier Vazquez is questionable for his next start.

–Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News writes that he wants to know why Alex Rodriguez is different from others who juiced.

–Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that Jerry Manuel's job with the Mets is safe for now and the Subway Series has no determination on his future.

–Mike Vaccaro of theNew York Post writes that Jason Bay and David Wright awake as a duo.

–Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record writes that the Mets give themselves a reprieve.

–Adam Kilgore of Washington Post writes that Ivan Rodriguez says his back injury is no cause for worry.

–Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun writes that Peter Angelos backing MASN and the Nationals leaves Orioles fans scratching their heads.

–Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal writes that trading Kerry Wood would be a money saver.

–Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that Jay Buhner speaks his mind about the Mariners.

–Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal writes that Bryce Harper lifts the College of Southern Nevada to the Junior College World Series.

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So what exactly would all these teams who think Oswalt is destined to join them give up to obtain his services? It's not mentioned in those articles, and last I checked the Mets and Dodgers were not exactly brimming with prospects with which to trade for an ace with two and a half more seasons of club control.