Thursday, August 04, 2005
Anyway, a win is a win. The Phillies have jumped into third and are now 6 games behind the Braves and 3 & 1/2 games out of the wildcard. The team's immediate goal should be to leapfrog past the Nats, who have been holding on to second for a while now. With 54 games left the Phillies post-season hopes are still alive.
Say goodbye to Billy Wagner: he's given the team until the end of the month to renegotiate his deal or he's walking. That's code-words for "I'm leaving come hell or high-water."
Nice "Ten Things" article at The Hardball Times. I liked what Dave Studeman said about Mark McGwire.
And what the heck was Charlie Manuel thinking when he said the Home Run Derby screwed up Abreu's swing?