Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:

  • Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post writes that Jayson Werth will get better but wonders if it will be enough for Nationals' fans.
  • Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star writes that sport without wrong calls wouldn't be right.
  • Israel Gutierrez of the Miami Herald writes that the young Marlins put the past behind them quickly.
  • Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Charlie Morton is central to the Pirates' plot.
  • Yours truly writes for the Beaver County Times that win or lose, the Pirates have defied logic.
  • Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Albert Pujols being back in the Cardinals' lineup is a sight for sore eyes.
  • Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News writes that baseball's sleazy side is on deck again as the Roger Clemens perjury trial approaches.
  • Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Sammy Sosa and the words "steroids in baseball" are linked forever in the same sentence.
  • Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that the Mets are to begin talking to Jose Reyes' camp soon in hoping to reach a deal on a contract extension before he can become a free agent.
  • Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes that the Mets are wise to wait as Carlos Beltran suitors start to call.
  • Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that with Reyes and others hurt, the Mets trade-deadline strategy is complicated.
  • John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Walt Jocketty won't make any moves just to "shake things up."
  • Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies have no desire to shed salary this month.
  • Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star writes that first-round draft pick Bubba Starling is still deciding between the Royals and the University of Nebraska.
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