*Yesterday Vance Worley was roughed up by the lowly Minnesota Twins offense, surrendering 11 runs (5 earned) in 4 innings. Can't be having that, as the Phils might not be able to score 11 runs total in 5 consecutive ball games.
*Who in the world thought before Spring Training started that we would care about the health of Freddy Galvis so much? Well, we do. Valdez traded, Martinez broken foot, Utley pronounced dead, options at 2nd base thin. Galvis is far from a savior, but his bruised foot (from a foul ball) is something to monitor.
*Former Mitchell Report darling David Segui thinks Chase Utley should use HGH to help him play through his chronic knee pain. That's ill advised, unless Utley hires Ryan Braun's lawyers.
"It gives you quality of life is what it gives you. It doesn't enhance your performance, it just allows you to move around, and your joints don't hurt. And people that have arthritis, and suffer from arthritis, I used to think it wasn't a big deal when I was young, and how bad it could be. It's painful. It's every day, every step hurts. It just really affects your daily living. And all the [HGH] did was allow me to eliminate the pain in my knees, eliminate the grinding, that knife jabbing under your knee caps. It's amazing. Clearly, clearly, it's a prescription drug. Clearly it needs to be prescribed by a doctor and monitored by a doctor. I don't condone everyone running out and taking it."
*Don't hold your breath, but rumor has it that the Phillies and Cole Hamels might wrap up an extension before Opening Day. They're reportedly willing to go $20M+ per season, but want to limit the contract to 4 years. Hamels wants more years. We'll see...