Five years ago today, the Nationals traded Jose Vidro to the Mariners for Chris Snelling and Emiliano Fruto. Vidro hit .285/.344/.374 in his two years with Seattle, though neither Snelling or Fruto amounted to much with Washington. Here's the latest from the NL East...
- “It’s very difficult to buy pitching, to trade for pitching, but we’re on it,” said Marlins president Larry Beinfest to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. “Ideally, we would love to add another top-of-the-rotation starter. Whether that’s practical, that remains to be seen.”
- Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer broke down the Phillies' payroll following the team's contract agreement with Jimmy Rollins. They're unofficially at $164.3MM for 20 players at the moment.
- Pete Kerzel of MASNSports.com says Nationals GM Mike Rizzo must decide how to act with the price of pitching rising so high, evidenced by yesterday's Mat Latos trade.