Saturday, May 26, 2012

Kid Galvis

As of this morning Freddy "Kid" Galvis deserves to hold on to a starting spot in the lineup when and if Chase Utley returns.  If that means sitting J-Roll, so be it.  If that means moving Chase to first base, so be that.  The worst things the Phillies could do would  be to stick Galvis in a utility role or, perish the thought, send him down to AAA to get regular AB's.

The kid, along with Chooch, have saved the Phils' bacon this year.  Either with the glove, his arm, or, lately, his bat, Kid Galvis has been sensational.  No other Phillies' infielder nails Molina at the plate last night.  It was a game-saving play.  He's all over the place, driving in runs, making the pivot, relaying the ball, hustling.  His development has been a thing of beauty and it's all taken place in a new position.

The Phils' alleged brain trust is going to claim a serious dilemma when and if Utley returns, but there really isn't much of a dilemma unless, of course, sitting a guy who just signed a 3-year $30 million contract represents one.