Interesting stories from newspapers across North America:
- Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News writes that Fred Wilpon channels his inner George Steinbrenner.
- Michael O'Keefe of the New York Daily News writes that Wilpon tells Sports Illustrated that the Mets are bleeding cash and could lose $70 million this year.
- Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer wonders what to do with Edinson Volquez.
- Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle writes that prospective Astros owner Jim Crane has passed the test with Bud Selig.
- Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Pirates have three legitimate All-Stars.
- Yours truly writes for the Beaver County Times that Jim Leyland gives the Pirates his stamp of approval.
- Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star writes that Jose Bautista's legend continues to grow as the Blue Jays smack the Yankees around.
- Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that hitters are nodding off in the sandbox that is Petco Park.
- Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Orlando Cabrera brings a legacy of winning and breaking curses to the Indians.
- T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times writes that it's a tough call between the end of the world and going to an Angels' game.
- Howard Cole of the Orange County Register writes that maybe it's time for the Dodgers to trade Andre Ethier.
- Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes that the Kevin Slowey situation remains unresolved.
- Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune writes about a trio of subjects, including the Indians, Jake Peavy and Tony Campana.
- Marty Myers of the Scranton Times-Tribune writes about a potential first-round draft pick in Cory Spangenberg.
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