Breaking Bad: Phillies edition

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The guy who wrote this tweet is after my own heart:

Some background here. Apparently Bryan Cranston is a big Phillies fan. Which makes Walter White both the one who knocks and the one who continues to insist that the Ryan Howard contract was a good one. And that the Phillies are just a move or two away from contending next year. And that their team is somehow better because their fans are more “passionate,” or whatever euphemism is being used that day.

Report: Dodgers, Orioles to complete Manny Machado trade

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The Orioles and Dodgers are expected to finally complete involving SS/3B Manny Machado, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports. The Orioles will receive five prospects from the Dodgers. We’ll have more details about the other players involved later.

Machado, 26, is in the final year of his contract, so this is currently a rental for the first-place Dodgers. Machado ended the first half batting .315/.387/.575 with 24 home runs, 65 RBI, 48 runs scored, and eight stolen bases in 413 plate appearances. In Los Angeles, he will handle shortstop, allowing Chris Taylor to move over to second base.