Are the Phillies Trading Ryan Howard?

Plus: NBC execs get a tour of Comcast, soda tax lobbying begins, Arlen tops Toomey, and more of what Philly is chattering about this morning

Ryan Howard for Albert Pujols? ESPN says they’ve talked about internally; Ruben Amaro says that’s BS. Oh, and Sports Illustrated talks about why nobody wants Donvan McNabb… [ESPN,]

NBC Comes to Philly. Gross reports that NBC execs, including Jeff Zucker, splashed down in Philly last week to get a taste of Comcast’s “culture.” Wonder if they think the big screen in the lobby is as cool as we do? [PhillyGossip]

Why Larry Ceisler Loves/Hates the Soda Tax. And the lobbying begins. [Business Journal]

Rendell: State Headed for “Fiscal Tsunami.” In case you thought things were going too well. [Delco Times]

Another Polls Shows Arlen Topping Toomey. He’s going to survive, isn’t he? [PoliticsPA]

Take That, Jamie Moyer. Kyle Kendrick pitches another gem. Can the Phils really afford to go with the old guy in the rotation? [Daily News]