Why wouldn't the Phillies try and trade Gordon? Philly is completely out of it, and I'm sure Gordon would net some good prospects for them. Plus, how many more years is Gordon really going to produce?? His ERA is under 3.00 right now, send him somewhere for some good young guys.
...Boston papers now and then suffer a sharp flurry of arithmetic on this score; indeed, for Williams to have distributed all his hits so they did nobody else any good would constitute a feat of placement unparalleled in the annals of selfishness. -Updike