Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:
- Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that nine of 30 teams are in violation of Major League Baseball's debt service rules. Shaikin and Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune write that the Cubs are one of the violators.
- David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune writes that Ozzie Guillen's rant was unfortunate but potentially unimportant.
- Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune wonders what the White Sox can do to make a push.
- Tom Gage of the Detroit News writes that the Tigers' season has reached a familiar crossroads.
- Martin Frank of the Camden Courier-Post writes that the Phillies get their bats back in order.
- Tara Sullivan of the Bergen Record writes that it's a no-brainer for the Mets to keep Jose Reyes.
- Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that David Wright has a team-specific option in 2013 that makes a potential trade tougher than expected.
- Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic wonders if the Diamondbacks should go after Wright.
- Vlae Kershner of the San Francisco Chronicle wonders if it's time for the Athletics to clean house.
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