Dodgers @ Phillies August 5, 2015: Remember Aaron Harang?

Yesterday, I warned not to sleep on the Phillies, and you all slept on the Phillies, and look what happened. DON’T SLEEP ON THE PHILLIES. That town will destroy you and your robots.

Dodgers
Phillies
4:10 p.m. PT
Philadelphia, Pa.
SS
Rollins
2B
Hernandez
2B
Kendrick
CF
Herrera
1B
Gonzalez
3B
Franco
LF
Ethier
RF
Francoeur
RF
Puig
1B
Howard
CF
Pederson
LF
Ruf
3B
Callaspo
SS
Galvis
C
Ellis
C
Ruiz
P
Anderson (L)
P
Harang (R)

Hey, it’s old friend Aaron Harang! He once got traded for Ramon Hernandez, who lasted about six weeks and was DFA’d. Good times. There’s not a lot of mystery to the Dodger lineup, as Alex Guerrero, who was not impressive last night, and hasn’t really been in some time, sits in favor of Alberto Callaspo. A.J. Ellis gets his first start since July, having just come off the disabled list, and he’ll catch Brett Anderson. Lefties Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier are back-to-back, for some reason. These threads are getting very tedious to write. “Here is a lineup,” you go, “and some of the notable things about that lineup.”

Anyway, on to money. We do have a payroll page here, which I like very much, but unfortunately it has not been updated since before the season because reasons. So instead, I direct you to…

… and wow, that’s a lot of money. I mean, it’s how a rich team should be operating. Nearly every move that went into that made some amount of sense. It’s just that to see it laid out like that, well, it’s jaw-dropping. Remember, oh, four years ago, when there was an open question about whether this team would meet payroll every other week? This is better. This is so much better.

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