Boston Red Sox. Luckily for the Red Hose, they didn’t play last night and hence didn’t lose any of their small lead to the Evil Empire which remain 1.5 games behind. The focus today over at the Boston Blogs is about the pending trade deadline. Could the Red Sox be back in the Julio Lugo sweepstakes? However, most of the focus is apparently on Corey Lidle to shore up their rotation. Then again maybe the best deal is the one the team doesn’t make.

New York Yankees. Things are a little more subdued in the Yankee Blogosphere. Apparently Chien-ming Wang is a practical joker. ok? And apparently Alex from Bronx Banter went to see a barber in Brooklyn. Really? That’s all you guys got? That is the mentality of a Yankee’s fan. They are 1.5 games out of first and they are acting like they are up 10 games. The young Yankees fan has been so spoiled. They just assume that by the time the dust settles, all order will be restored to the universe and the pinstripes will win the division and the Red Sox will be in second where they belong.

Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays opened a 4-game series in Oakland by dropping the first game 5-2. Toronto has now lost 3 of their last 4 and now stand 6 games back of the Red Sox. The Jays are dangerously close to falling out of the race in the AL East. This could have a profound effect on the D-Rays. The Blue Jays spent a lot of money in the off-season and may feel desperate to make a run a the division leaders. On the other hand, they may start to feel that their is too much ground to make up and decide to cut their losses. The team’s point of view at this time will greatly affect their decision to pursue or not to pursue Julio Lugo.

Baltimore Orioles. The O’s wrapped up a series with the Royals by taking the final game 6-4 and winning 2 of 3. I am sure that winning a series against the Royals and stretching their lead over the Rays will not do much to deter the protest of Peter Angelos.

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