DL'd closer Brad Lidge got shot yesterday. Wondering why this wasn't a breaking story on ESPN, Fox Sports, and other media outlets? Well, it's because he just got a cortisone shot in his surgically repaired right elbow. However, if he doesn't get healthy and productive soon, it may be time to give him the Old Yeller treatment.
Jayson Werth is playing himself into a massive contract this upcoming offseason. The soon-to-be 31 year old is off to a blazing 2010 racking up tons of extra base hits (28). His league leading 20 doubles in only 6 off his career high, and he is on pace for 88 (how incredible of a feat would that be?!). His slash line is down right scary- .336/.414/.664. Mix in his speed and defense and you're looking at the complete player and a premiere free agent. His payday is easily going to be in the Jason Bay (4 yr/$66M)/Matt Holliday(7 yr/$120M) range.
#1 & #2:
A look at the MLB team batting leaderboard and you'll find the Yankees and Phillies at #1 and #2 in runs, average, and OPS. Now, we all know that offense is only a third of the equation for success, as pitching and fielding are also very important (both teams are very solid in each of those categories too). One has to wonder if we're looking at a World Series matchup repeat.