John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Reds are talking to Gary Matthews Jr. about a minor-league contract.

Dan Martin of the New York Post writes that some Mets pitchers think general manager Omar Minaya should trade for Cliff Lee or Roy Oswalt.

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Rangers should trade for a big arm.

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Orioles acquire Jake Fox from the Athletics for a minor-league pitcher.

Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Billy Wagner closes in on 400 saves and the end of his career.

Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic writes that the Diamondbacks needs to move past their 2001 World Series title.

Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press writes that the Tigers' road trip is a test but not the test for 2010.

Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes that Josh Johnson is worthy of more recognition.

Woody Paige of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies may need to shuffle the deck.

Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Phillies are in need of a dependable closer.

Larry Stone of the Seattle Times writes that former Mariners problem Carlos Silva has revived his career with the Cubs.

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That Bob Ford really follows the Phils closely.