I’m working on another project this weekend, so am not in Miami and won’t be blogging as much during this series. But wanted to pass along that the Phils activated Clay Condrey from the DL this morning and designated Tyler Walker for assignment. Walker did a pretty nice job filling in, but he was obviously going to be the one to go when Condrey returned.
UPDATE: Just glanced at the comments, and one thing I don't understand is some people's continued reluctance to embrace Werth. It's a serious question I'd like to throw out there: What is it about this guy that makes many of you wary of him?
PhillyTheKid made what I thought was a good point, perhaps with more precision than I did. It's not so much that Taylor will be too old when Werth's current contract expires, it's that Werth could very well last more than another year. He'll be 31 at the end of the 2010 season. So if you're set there, Taylor is expendable. I mean, Werth could very well hit 40 homers, lead the team in OBP and play stellar defense this year. Isn't Werth already giving you Taylor's best-case scenario?
And as for those who'd rather trade Mayberry--Duh, as the kids say. Good luck with that.
And furthermore, Ibanez is 37. It is likely that his age will catch up with him and result in more injuries as he turns 38 and 39. That's just the way baseball works. But you can't keep Taylor around to fill in during Ibanez's DL stints. That's a job for a Mark DeRosa-type, not an uber-prospect.