PHILADELPHIA -- If your favorite baseball team trades a franchise icon, it just might have fallen on hard times. If three are moved in one year, feel free to plan a vacation in October.
If the manager abruptly hands in his resignation in the middle of the season, there's a pretty good chance things aren't going according to plan.
Paul Hagen is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.