Joe Blanton makes his fifth Grapefruit League appearance of spring when the Phillies play the first of two road games this afternoon. Clay Condrey, Bobby Mosebach and Brad Lidge are also scheduled.
Astros need a third baseman: By way of an additional discussion point, it’s been a quiet spring in terms of trades, hasn’t it? Not just the Phils, but across the league. Usually, this is the time you start seeing players come available. I thought of this when I saw this blurb from Ed Wade following the unfortunate news that Aaron Boone will miss the season because of a heart condition. Says Wade on the possibility of adding someone: "If we think there's a need at the end (of camp), there's going to be guys available. I got a call today from a club that's got a guy that they want to make available.”