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At Least It's Not An Aging Reliever...

Endy Chavez gets congratulation from Jim Thome.

The fact that Marlon Byrd was traded shouldn't come as a great surprise. He was shopped all winter long, had lost his starting job and was definitely a player looking for a change of scenery to revive his career. Washington fans are likely saying the same thing about the player that the Phillies have coming their way in the deal that sent Byrd to Washington.

Sometimes, you just have to wonder what Ed Wade is thinking. "After Thursday, I had to make a deal. I had to do something," said Wade with his tongue firmly in cheek, referring to published reports that appeared on Thursday stating that he wouldn't make it through June in his current job. Perhaps, his tongue shouldn't have been lodged in his cheek. Perhaps, there's more to his off-handed comment...

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