Here's the latest news out of the NL West:
"So strange. So, so strange," Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan said, smiling in wonder. "Everyone has got their routines and stuff. But he was almost in our bullpen, throwing into their bullpen. That’s crazy."
"Forget the Mets' financing troubles attached to the Fred Wilpon/Bernie Madoff connection. Look past the Red Sox's franchise-reshaping, where these days only the uniforms seem unchanged, and the slow-moving sale of the Dodgers.The chaos at the Padres' ownership level is just as bad, maybe even worse now after a week that saw Jeff Moorad's purchase left in serious question."