Photos from the Cubs series


The photos I took at the games. The one of Howard watching his home run didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. Stupid grainy digital zoom.

RHP Vance Worley called up from Double-A Reading; Drew Carpenter optioned to Triple-A


Not sure exactly what this signals, if anything, but there's a good chance he's up to start one of the games this weekend in an event "The Trade" falls apart. Numbers from Double-A: 112.2 IP, 36 BB, 83 K, 3.20 ERA.

And you thought our prospects were odd...


Check out pitcher #44 and catcher #13. Both are Sanz. Both are Luis Sanz. Both are Luis A Sanz. Turns out, they're brothers. That lineup must be fun to fill out.

Major Trade coming?


I hope it is Oswalt

2 Peter 2:22 - Myers returneth to the Phlock?


Thus speaketh the local Fox outlet. It would be biblical if this were to happen. His 123 ERA+ and his 2.38 K/BB ratio (and the 0.8 HR/9 this year) suggest he could help. He's only 29 (I had a hard time believing that) and he's cheap. Stranger things have happened. An additional bonus is that Ed Wade would probably only demand Baez and Kendrick.

Kendrick Optioned, Carpenter Recalled


In what may or may not be the first of multiple shoes to drop, the Phillies banish Kyle Kendrick up the Turnpike to triple-A Lehigh Valley and bring back swingman Andrew Carpenter...

Dodgers place George Sherrill on waivers


Weird to see a lefty reliever with his talent waived. It's rock bottom for Sherrill, as he was just an All-Star a mere two seasons ago. If his salary wasn't $4.5 million, I could see the Phillies taking a chance on him. Scott Eyre has yet to be replaced in the bullpen.