In a Sportscenter interview Knicks F Carmelo Anthony said his goal is to win a Championship. If he has to become a free agent to do that, then he will.
This soap opera will continue to go back and forth throughout the season as Melo postures to put pressure on the Knicks to make moves to improve the team's chances of contending if he is going to re-sign with them. Anthony has said though that he would like to stay with his hometown team and reportedly will even accept less money to re-sign with them if it helps the Knicks land big name free agent(s) this off-season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender