A quick look at some happenings today around Major League Baseball:
The Braves have traded for old friend Matt Diaz, a right-handed hitting outfielder who was having an underwhelming season with the Pirates. However, it's not hard to imagine Diaz having a resurgence with Atlanta, the team he played for from 2006-10. Maybe that's just because everytime we see Diaz, he's dominating Phillies pitching to the tune of a .329/.364/.567 line with 8 HR and 31 RBIs over 58 games. Buster Olney speculated earlier today that the Braves may not be done dealing, though he later retracted that thought.
The Giants, meanwhile, DFA'd former Phillies OF Aaron Rowand and former AL MVP Miguel Tejada. Rowand, who is making $12 million this year and the same amount next year, would be a logical target for the Rangers, per Olney. The ESPN insider notes Rowand's numbers against left-handed pitching this season.
Meanwhile, Father Time might not be doing the Phillies any favors, so we'd better hope the John Bowker era is a good one.