Hello? Is anyone still reading this?
You know the trade deadline passed today?
Did you also know that the Phils are one game back in the Wild Card standings?
In SoCal, the big news (not really) is that the Angels did nothing. Despite the Mariners creeping up like it's 1995, despite an abundance of young talent, despite a glaring need for a bat, the Angels stood pat. Their G.M., Bill Stoneman, is less active and more in love with his own farm system than the guys who used to run the Phils. They could have easily been a contender, but no, they like their team too much.
They'll like it when Boston or Detroit crushes them, if they even make the playoffs.
Also, them not going for Mark Texiera made it easier for the Braves to get him. Dammit. Now the Phils have to worry about them too.
The Red Sox have gumption. The Angels don't. The Phils made a few nice moves but I'm not going to jinx anything.
Nice job, Stoneman. I've been paying attention to the Angels for three months and I'm already convinced that you are merely a hologram.