Now that Johnny Damon has succumbed to the dark side, the Red Sox are in need of a center fielder and it just so happens that the Phillies have one available. Jason Michaels is on Boston’s list to replace Damon but it’s questionable who they would give up in return. Most of their tradable position players are either aging or on a decline since the World Series year. The youngster Kevin Youkilis, one of the stars of Moneyball, might fit in nicely as the Phils future third baseman. But an even better pickup would be Matt Clement. I hope Pat Gillick has recognized this opportunity to pick up one of those elusive pitchers he’s been seeking.
Three more pitchers have found new teams within the past week: Kevin Millwood, Javiez Vazquez, and Miguel Batista. Batista was traded to Toronto yesterday for another potential third base replacement, Troy Glaus. Though the Phillies have not shown much interest in any of these particular guys, watching all these transactions pass by is getting a bit depressing.