Six games to go. Yesterday when we were talking to Brandon Phillips about his day off, I reminded him of a similar session last year. Remember, the brief experiment with him at shortstop? After Jerry Narron said they were going to do that, we talked to Phillips about it.
As we were wrapping up, someone asked if Phillips might play Winter Ball to get some time at short.
His response: "My ass is tired."
He laughed when I reminded him of it. "Well, my ass is tired again," he said.
The season is grind, particularly when you're out of contention.
I've got to grind out my off day piece. (Red-eye flights are great when you sleep through them. I didn't.) I'm writing about Jared Burton. He's had a remarkable second half. His ERA is a hair over 1.00 over his last 26 games. You can make a strong case that he was the more valuable Rule 5 pick-up.