New York Yankees: Is there any way George Steinbrenner is going sit idly by and watch the Red Sox make a deal for Curt Schilling? Laura Price-Brown of Newsday discusses the reaction inside the Yankee camp to the news that Schilling may well be headed to Boston.
Chicago Cubs: Last month, the Marlins made news by beating the Yankees in the World Series. Yesterday, they made news by sending one of their starters to the Cubs. From a Chicago perspective, the acquisition of Derrek Lee is something to get excited about. Dropping a proven, young quality player into their lineup is a coup. Phil Rogers sings the praises of the deal in today's Chicago Tribune.
Florida Marlins: Are Marlins fans scared this is the first shot in a scaled-down version of the Massacre of 1998? Does the trade of Derrek Lee to the Cubs for Hee Seop Choi mean the championship club will be rendered unrecognizable next year? Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel examines the trade from the Florida perspective.
New York Mets: Having tried an aging superstar at second, the Mets are now willing to give a shot to a player in his prime. Michael Morrissey of the New York Post writes that the Mets have offered Luis Castillo a $14 million dollar, three-year deal. This does not represent a raise over what Castillo made last year, nor does it top an unconfirmed $15.5 million offer made by the Marlins last week.
St. Louis Cardinals: Rick Hummell of the Post-Dispatch writes that Cards general manager is keeping a wary eye on what the Cubs and Astros are up to in the free agent market. A name that is scaring him a little right now is Rodriguez. Could the Cubs be interested in trading for Alex of the Rangers (provided he'd wave his no-trade for a trip to Chicago) or signing free agent Pudge of the Marlins?