Eddie Guardado has been traded to Cincinnati for Travis Chick. Again, I have no idea what to say. Maybe he'll serve up less Guardingers in the NL. See USS Mariner or Lookout Landing for discussions.
And on a sadder note, and maybe not appropriate to include here but I keep forgetting to mention it: Sadaharu Oh takes time off for stomach surgery. Ganbare, Oh-kantoku.
I'd mention what the Nippon Ham Fighters have accomplished in the last two weeks but I'd undoubtedly jinx them again. At least Yagi and Takeda made the NPB All-Star team.