Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.
Buster Olney writes about Willie Bloomquist's change in preparation before games and how he is helping the D-backs compete for an NL West Crown. He also touches on the Carlos Zambrano situation and Logan Morrison being demoted to Triple-A.
Arizona has done some things right this year, but the Diamondbacks should also be encouraged by the struggles (and injuries) of the competition, as well as the fact a good portion of a frightening schedule is now behind them.