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Photos from the Cubs series

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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

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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...

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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?

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I hope it is Oswalt

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

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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

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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

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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.