Update: Terrell Suggs' new deal runs through 2018 according to a team source. The deal lowers 2014 cap from $12.4M to $7.8M.
The deal helps out both player and team. Baltimore gets some cap room and a friendly guarantee that is prorated over the length of the deal. Suggs will undoubtedly be able to wind up his career as a Raven. He should also be motivated by his mediocre 2013 performance, which bodes well for Baltimore in 2014. Expect the Ravens to now address Haloti Ngata's contract.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
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