During the first stages of spring training the games really aren't all that relevant or intriguing (although I did enjoy watching the Phils notch their first Grapefruit League victory yesterday). What is relevant and intriguing are the injuries, and each team in the NL East has some concerns in the early going.
Tom Glavine/LHP- strained elbow (return in May), Tim Hudson/RHP- elbow surgery (late season return), Charlie Morton/RHP- back (day to day), Peter Moylan/RHP- elbow soreness (midsummer return), and Rafael Soriano/RHP- elbow inflammation (return during spring training likely).
Burke Badenhop/RHP- neck (on throwing program with return expected during spring training), Jose Ceda/RHP- aggravated shoulder (day to day), and Andrew Miller/LHP- knee (day to day).
New York Mets:
John Maine/RHP- legion on back of shoulder (currently on throwing program with no setbacks), Tim Redding/RHP- broken toe (return expected during spring training), Johan Santana/LHP- elbow pain (possibly out until beginning of April), Fernando Tatis/UTL- hand injury (day to day), and Billy Wagner/LHP- torn elbow ligament (return in August/September).
Jayson Werth/OF- sore shoulder (day to day), Pedro Feliz/3B- back (just starting baseball activities), Chase Utley/2B- hip (on pace to be in lineup April 5th), and Mike Zagurski/LHP- sore elbow (an April/May return).
Matt Chico/LHP- arm surgery (midseason).
*Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell standing together used to be normal, now it's just a strange sight.
*As mentioned above, the Phils finally won a game this spring, beating the Rays 12-5. Howard, Cairo, Paulino, and Mayberry all went yard. Kendrick looked okay; it was obvious he was concentrating on establishing his changeup. Koplove pitched another scoreless inning of relief, and Eyre and Condrey made their spring debuts.
*Phillies with Brett Myers scheduled to start head to Disney today to face the Braves.