I was counting on a quiet day, but instead, the Phillies pulled the trigger on the richest deal in franchise history, extending Ryan Howard with a new deal that runs from 2012 to 2016 with a club option for 2017, a total that could reach $138 million. One can only hope that Ruben Amaro times his next blockbuster to coincide with naptime as I had absolutely no time to sit and dissect it. On the other hand, what's the rush? We have the next six years to discuss it. And I think that last sentence gets to the heart of why I'm leery of it. In the meantime, the Phillies have a game to play. Roy Halladay and Jonathan Sanchez open it up in San Francisco tonight starting at 10:10. Tomorrow, we'll talk 6.