Let's not kid ourselves, the "news" about Chase Utley isn't good and management's customary tight-lipped approach to any further information is worse.
The Phils offense had a huge number of question marks before the Utley announcement. If he begins the season on the Disabled List, or worse, if he requires surgery, the Phils will have to go out and get another bat and glove. No one in camp, Wilson Valdez included, can fill that hole. The bet here is Polanco will be moved to second and the Phils will seek a third baseman.
Here's hoping Joe Blanton has a monster Spring.