The Phillies just traded Jim Thome to the Orioles, although it's not yet known what they have received in return from the Orioles, more than likely cash or a PTBNL.
EDIT: The Phillies will receive Catching propsect Gabriel Lino and Pitcher Kyle Simon for Thome. The Phils got a good return for Thome, Lino is a pretty well regarded prospect and Simon is a pretty good prospect as well, both of them were top 25 prospects for the Orioles before the season began.
I don't understand why. His career is at the brink of being over and I wouldn't care as much platooning with Bobby Abreu at a chance to go deep in the playoffs.
Yeah I guess he hasn't denied it yet, but said will like to have a decision on it tomorrow. Either way the Dodgers have pretty much shrugged their shoulders and said they're going to get someone anyway.
The Braves have signed Ben Sheets to a minor league contract.
I would love to see Sheets have a successful comeback, he was absolutely one of my favorite pitchers to watch and had a few years with the Brewers in which he was absolutely dominant, his 2004 season was incredible (he has a 2.70 ERA and he had 264 K's and only 32 walks)