The Phillies Want Werth

But don't expect a contract anytime soon. Plus cuts at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Comcast competes with Apple, and more of what Philly is talking about today

Phils Want Werth and Can Re-Sign Him: But Ruben Amaro Jr. thinks contract negotiations will go “deep into the off-season,” causing the women of Philadelphia to develop anxiety disorders. [High Cheese, Daily News]

Political Ads Reign: There are more political attack ads than ever this year, according to the director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College — and anyone who has walked past a TV in the last six weeks. [Inquirer]

In Terribly Disturbing Local Animal News: A Somerton woman discovered the severed head and paws of a dog on her patio. An angry neighbor is suspected of the crime. [6ABC]

Main Line Health Cuts 98 Employees: Layoffs include 34 staffers at Bryn Mawr Hospital.  [Philadelphia Business Journal]

Comcast Offers Online TV: Developed as a strategy to keep with competitors — including Apple TV — the service is available to all Comcast television customers. Take that, Steve Jobs. [Inquirer]

The Broad Street Diner Is Still for Sale: Hey, Stephen Starr, would you make up your mind already? [Brownstoner]