Philadelphia have shipped IF Placido Polanco to Detroit in exchange for reliever Ugueth Urbina (above, left) and IF Ramon Martinez.

The emergence of Chase Utely made Polanco expendable, and the acquisition of Urbina should shore up the Phillies’ bullpen to some degree. It should also guarantee at least one comment from Chuck Meehan in the next hour or so, and for that we thank the baseball gods.