A few rumors on this Case of the Mondays:
- Through Ken Mandel and other places, it seems the Phillies scouted Erik Bedard last week when he faced Atlanta. A deal would probably include Shane Victorino and Carlos Carrasco (or James Happ) for the lefty.
I wrote earlier that I would try to steer from trading Victorino, but for Bedard, who would be a Phillie through 2010? That’s a little more debatable. An absolute win-now move, of course.
Barry Federovitch of the Trenton Times writes what I basically wrote before â€” that trading Vic would be damaging to the offense.
- Mike Finney of the News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) writes about how the O’s need to continue rebuilding, and suggests trading for a young shortstop â€” the Reading Phils’ Jason Donald.
He recommends Donald for Daniel Cabrera. Then writes, for some weird reason:
“Nah, the Phillies probably are still a little upset about that I-95 World Series in 1983 or something.”
Yeah, Mike, we’re all bitter about that ’83 series. Boy, I really hate that Mike Flanagan. Anyway, it’s not a bad deal straight up, although I said it’s best not to touch Cabrera.