Hell, you could have been right in the middle of your own whiny, despondent post about how ghastly of a series this will be with the last place Giants.
When suddenly, Jeff Passan sprinkled some fairy dust on your day.
Source: Phillies plan on calling up 3B Cody Asche. Points to Michael Young being traded today.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2013
Matt Gelb echoed him, and we were off to the races. Only the race was off a cliff, and into a churning sea of lost chances sorry. I’m still sort of writing that other post.
Fun enough on its own, we now get to speculate things. Hey, here’s one – Michael Young’s being traded.
That’s cool. If the Phillies are ready to try Asche out, then Young, an obvious trade piece desired by many teams – all in the AL, if you can believe it – is running to catch a train. With around 27 hours left before the trade deadline, this was the one move that was pretty unanimously pined for by those outside the loop.
What comes next is a crapshoot. Word is the Red Sox are hemming and hawing over just how many cash money prospects are worth the 34-year-old. Ruben Amaro says three or four.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2013