Cody Asche Promoted So You Have Something to Believe in


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.

Feb 26, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche (72) against the New York Yankees during a spring training game at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Of course,