2 bum knees - Chase Utley
Effed up Achilles - Ryan Howard
Hurt finger - Placido Polanco
Up shit creek without a paddle - 2012 Philadelphia Phillies
Ok, ok, the season isn't over and with the Phils pitching they'll always be competitive. However, Howard won't be back anytime soon, and when he does return, how will he produce. Like always, Ruben Amaro has been lying through his teeth about injuries, and it turns out Utley is hurt, and hurt bad. 75% of the starting infield is banged up with the brittle J-Roll being the only healthy one. This could be a very long season. Consider that the Phillies fallback plans around the infield include Michael Martinez, Ty Wigginton, and Freddy Galvis. Only one of them can hit, but can't field a lick (Wiggy). The offense is looking pretty dismal, unless you consider Laynce Nix a lineup ignitor. Yeah, didn't think so.
The D-Train never even rolled into the Philly. Dontrelle Willis proved that the last 5 seasons haven't been a fluke, and he indeed still sucks. That leaves Joe Savery, Raul Valdes, and Jake Diekman battling for the 2nd lefty in the bullpen (should the Phils choose they need one). Diekman has logged 4 scoreless innings this spring, striking out 8. Savery- 5.1 scoreless frames with 7 K. Valdes- 6.2 IP with 8 K and a 1.35 ERA. All three have impressed and the battle will continue likely another 2 weeks.
*Bon voyage Joel Pineiro. The Phils sent him the way of Willis...released.