halladay dealing

NL East Update: The one where former Cy Young winners meet in decisive Game 5

The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals will face off in a winner take all Game 5 tomorrow night in Philadelphia as Roy Halladay will square off against Chris Carpenter.

The Division Series games have not disappointed following a wild finish on the last day of the regular season. Three of the four matchups have been pushed to a Game 5…amazing. The Phillies haven’t been playing like the Phillies and to be honest I think tomorrow’s game can go either way as Lance Berkman and the rest of the Cardinals showed us that they are not easily intimidated on the road.

The Colorado Rockies claimed David Wright of waiver this summer to no avail, but they plan on making a strong push for him this off-season.

In my opinion, Wright isn’t going anywhere. There have been conflicting reports on how Jose Reyes will impact the team’s decision with Wright so we can assume no one really knows what the Mets are thinking. I think Reyes will sign elsewhere meaning the Mets, realizing they can’t lose both icons, will keep Wright in New York.

Ozzie Guillen and the Florida Marlins have decided to keep most of the coaching staff intact. Here’s a rundown of the moves.

What’s interesting here is how Joey Cora is following Guillen to Florida to serve as the teams bench coach. I imagined Cora would be next in line after Guillen’s tenure ended with the White Sox, or he would at least pursue a managerial position with another team.

Amazingly after just his second full major league season, Jason Heyward’s future with the Atlanta Braves is uncertain.

Heyward had a disappointing sophomore season, but he was nagged by injuries through most of it. I didn’t watch him enough on a nightly basis to fully understand why he’s fallen out of favor in Atlanta but the reality is that he’s too good of a baseball player to not improve next season.

Anyone who watched Henry Rodriquez pitch this year knew they were in for an interesting inning. The starter turned reliever hopes to improve his command this off-season.

Rodriquez has me scratching my head. He allowed just one home run in 65.2 innings pitched but also lead the league with 14 wild pitches. He certainly is effective, but the Nationals can’t afford to have someone as wild as he’s been coming in late in games.