Thinking out loud again:
*Ronnie Belliard and Jesus Flores have each played in 54 of 94 games. Belliard is your HR leader with 9, Flores your RBI leader with 35. Interesting. But the question - how long can you hold on to Belliard? Who makes the best offer for him? I like the guy. He has to be moved. I can't see his value getting any higher.
*Rauch, too. I'd hate to see him go but his value is high and another closer will come along by the time the team gets good. Someone now in the first grade surely has a wicked fastball.
*Does Dmitri's back open the door to take a two-week look at Sexson? Yeah, I know but what can it hurt? I went to the doctor with a back problem and he told me the answer was simple. Too much front. Get rid of some of that and my back would be fine. He was right.
*Looks like the WMP thing may work itself out with the shoulder pain that's cropped up. Nice timing. Quick examination over the all-star break, time on the DL, another exam reveals the need for a scope, he's done for the year and then has all offseason and spring to work and see if he can actually become a productive player. I doubt that he can at this point but have no objections to keeping him around a while off the active roster.