Coming off an enormous amount of pitches (490) over his 4 last starts, Roy Halladay got served on Sunday. 5.2 innings, 7 runs, 6 earned. That's not Halladay-esque, that's Eaton-esque! In 10 starts this season he's gone 77 innings and is averaging 110.5 pitchers per start. I know he's old school and wants to finish what he's starts, but lets take it easy on our huge investment and not blow his arm out in the first season.
Don't Do Dobbs:
Greg Dobbs was the NL's best pinch hitter during his first 2 seasons in Philly (07-08). Last year he battled through injuries and his production dropped. The offensive swoon continues this season as he's now batting a worthless .154 and playing shoddy defense. If I were GM (and lets face it, I should be), I'd release Dobbs and pickup Burrell.
Late Inning Rumors:
Lidge's elbow is busted and Madson's toe and ego are crushed so Rube is on the prowl for some late inning relief help. Introducing Bobby Jenks and JJ Putz of the Chicago White Sox. The ChiSox are likely to have a fire sale in the coming weeks and Putz and Jenks both have plenty of experience at the backend of games. Not sure what it would take to get either of them, but I'm pretty sure a sign-and-swap with Jose Lima is out of the question.