Phillies Notes: Infielders seek 2d opinions | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/01/2010
"Both players will go to New York on Thursday for second opinions. Utley (sprained right thumb) will see hand specialist Andrew Weiland. Polanco (left elbow inflammation) will see orthopedic surgeon and Mets team physician David Altchek....The Phillies have said they will wait until they know the severity of both Utley's and Polanco's injuries before making a move to acquire help from the outside."
Middle Infield improvement is more important than corner help. Wilson Valdez? Juan Castro? Both wish they were Greg Dobbs!
Jose Lopez in Seattle? Mark Ellis in Oakland?
The challenge for a play-off contender is obtaining a starting caliber player.