* got Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies for prospects * got a bunch of prospects from the Marlins for Dee Gordon and Dan Haren * dealt the best of those Marlins prospects (Andrew Heaney) to the Angels for Howie Kendrick * signed Brandon McCarthy
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
At this point, Pedro Gomez is to Barry Bonds as Jim Gray is to Kobe Bryant. Barry better hope though that the money he used from memorabilia shows to buy his mistress a house was reported income, or else the IRS will come flying down on him.