Ryan Howard has been surpassed for the MLB lead in The Howard by last year's co-winner Mark Reynolds. Reynolds is more strikeout and error prone than Howard and has every bit as much power, so this is no surprise. Reynolds has 4 while Howard and Ty Wigginton have 3 apiece (full standings on the right sidebar).
*Roy Oswalt may become a Phillie, but it won't be easy. He has a full no-trade clause and is demanding that his new team pick up his $16M option for 2012, something that Amaro currently doesn't want to do. Astros would likely get JA Happ and some prospects from the low minors.
*Speaking of the Astros, Nutsack Face Ed Wade is back to his old shenanigans of acquiring ex-Phillies, this time claiming Nelson Figueroa off waivers.
*Amaro has been a busy boy, because he's not only trying to get Oswalt, he's trying to get rid of Jayson Werth offering him to the Rays for BJ Upton or Wade Davis. Not sure either is all that great.
*Tonight- Blanton and his hefty 6.21 ERA face the Cardinals and Jamie Garcia who will likely shutout the Phillies due to his impressive 2.27 ERA.