Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune thinks
trading Bobby Kielty for 69 games worth of Shannon
Stewart was not in the team's best interests. I would
have to concur with that assessment.
The next eight games will go a long way to showing the
world the Royals are the real deal, writes Joe
Posnanski of the Kansas City Star. Seattle, Oakland
and Minnesota are the opponents. Why are these games
important? Because they could determine whether the
next two teams in the standings -- Chicago and
Minnesota -- go from being buyers to sellers in the
Darren Sabedra of the San Jose Mercury News thinks
it's quite a feat that the Giants have stayed in first
place all season given some of the shortcomings
they've encountered along the way. The bust of Edgardo
Alfonso and their unsettled starting rotation would be
indications that all is not right with the team.
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