Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day!
Sure, it may be Valentine’s Day, but P&C takes precedent. It’s the beginning of spring. It’s the start of a new year. So while your heart may be focused on your significant other today, your everything else better be here:
That’s Chase Utley and Pat Burrell.
Ahhh, welcome to spring.
Here are some links:
Scott Lauber spoke with relief pitching prospect Mike Zagurski, who said he won’t be ready for the start of the season. That could bode well for Shane Youman and Fabio Castro, the two lefties at the top of the reliever battle this Spring.
Marcus Hayes, probably helping out the new beat writer, points out how much it’ll cost you if you’re heading to Clearwater. Makes it a good time to mention that Phillies Nation is going down there over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Hayes also breaks down the offseason plan and how the Phillies look going into Spring. The verdict: They filled holes, but with much caution remaining.
Jimmy Rollins is fancying himself an advertising machine.
Todd Zolecki says the Phillies pitching situation is not resolved. Of course. He has penciled Chad Durbin into the staff, meaning three total spots would be open.
The Zo Zone has a fantastic tidbit about a new t-shirt circulating the Phillies clubhouse in Clearwater.
Bleacher Report is overly optimistic with its preview of the Phils. (An “A” offseason grade?)