With both the Phillies and Brewers looking like long shots to make the postseason, tonight's starting pitchers, Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.72) and Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.57), could be watched closely not just by the 44,000 or so fans at Citizens Bank Park this evening but also by scouts of other team's with a more realistic chance at a deep postseason run.
Plenty of other guys on both teams will likely see their names flying around the rumor mill as well over the next week. Should be fun.
The top advance scout for the Atlanta Braves, former Phillies skipper Jim Fregosi, is one guy at the Bank tonight with his eye on someone. The Braves were the team rumored to have landed Ryan Dempster, but that still appears on hold as the right-hander may not want to pitch in the ATL.
Odds are the Phillies wouldn't want to trade Lee within the division anyway, but speculation is the word of the week.
As for Greinke, the White Sox have been rumored to be hotly interested in the Brewers ace.
Placido Polanco is once again out of the lineup this evening and will have an MRI on his sore back.
7:05 start tonight from CBP. It's kinda muggy.
It looks like point guard Chasson Randle has earned himself some more time in Philadelphia.
The Sixers on Friday announced that they signed Randle to a second 10-day contract.
Randle was first signed by the Sixers on Jan. 9 and has appeared in two games, thanks in large part to a wrist injury that forced starter T.J. McConnell to msis some time and pushed backup point guard Sergio Rodriguez into the starting lineup.
Randle scored a career-high 10 points in 16 minutes in Monday's win over the Bucks, shooting 50 percent from the field (3 for 6) and beyond the arc (2 for 4), while also adding two rebounds and an assist.
He played in 19 games this season for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA D-League before signing with the Sixers, leading the team in scoring with 21 points per game, including back-to-back games of 38 and 36 points in December.
Randle went undrafted in 2015 after a four-year career at Stanford.
Updated: 6:13 p.m.
Mo Williams was barely a Sixer.
The Sixers on Friday claimed the 34-year-old point guard, then waived him, a league source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com's Jessica Camerato. The Sixers followed it with the re-signing of guard Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract.
ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the news of the Sixers' claiming Williams.
Per the report, the Sixers made the claim in order to get $2.2 million closer to the salary floor while preventing the Nuggets from doing so after Denver acquired Williams in a trade with the Hawks.
It's been a whirlwind two weeks for Williams, who was traded from the Cavaliers to the Hawks as part of the Kyle Korver deal. Williams was then shipped to the Nuggets, who then waived him.
Now he's been claimed and waived by the Sixers in the same day.
Williams, a veteran of 13 NBA seasons, last played for 2015-16 championship-winning Cleveland, where he played 41 regular-season contests and averaged 8.2 points and 2.4 assists per game.