Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:

  • Dan LeBatard of the Miami Herald writes that steroids tempt Hispanics in their major-league quest.
  • Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes thatbaseball perfection is theirs.
  • Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that baseball needs more scheduled doubleheaders like Saturday's between the Athletics and the Angels.
  • Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writes that Carlos Beltran is the hottest commodity as trade talk heats up.
  • Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News gives the latest on Beltran from the Giants' perspective.
  • Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News writes that the Yankees always adjust their roster on the fly and would do so again to acquire Ubaldo Jimenez.
  • Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes about the great conflict of remembering the 2001 Mariners.
  • T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times writes than fans are still getting the old schmooze from Ned Colletti.
  • Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune writes that Stuart Sternberg still wants tomake it work.
  • Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun wonders if different roles are coming for Andy MacPhail and Buck Showalter.
  • La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune gives his take on Bud Selig's takes.
  • Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Colby Rasmus drama remains a hot topic.
  • Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that it is time for the Red Sox to go get Jose Reyes.
  • Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Mark Buehrle wants to return to the White Sox next season.
  • Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Cubs will pay high for second-round pick Dan Vogelbach.
  • Kevin Cooney of the Bucks County Courier-Times writes that the moment of truth arrives for five Philies.