Two quick bits alongside the Eyre news:
- Jimy Williams has opted not to return to the Phillies as bench coach.
Not a big loss, really. Charlie Manuel should find someone to replace him pretty easily.
- The Marlins traded Josh Willingham and Scott Olsen to Washington for Emilio Bonafacio and PJ Dean.
The Fish already traded Mike Jacobs to Kansas City, but this moves makes me wonder why this franchise is even operating. What a horrible way to do business.
- The Phillies will open the 2009 season on Sunday Night Baseball.
Initially the Phils and Braves were playing Monday, April 6, during the daytime, but they were moved up to Sunday night, April 5. It’s good to be king.