According to MLB Trade Rumors today, the proposed trade of relief pitcher,
Steve Kline, to the Philadelphia Phillies for 1b-3b, Wes Helms, has fallen
Long the subject of trade rumors attributed to both his performance and age,
Kline's presence on the roster now looms as a serious impediment to the
aspirations of Merkin Valdez or Erick Threets as the count-down to final cuts
draws closer. Unless Brian Sabean has another deal in the works or some
other alternative in mind, this does not bode well for the season's prospects...