Chooch remains the last arbitration-eligible guy that we need to sign. Reports are we're looking at a multi-year deal on that front as well, and rightfully so. Chooch may not be the best hitter, but he knows how to handle his pitchers and he can hit in the fucking clutch. My money is on another three-year deal coming in the next couple days.
The question that the Vic signing begs now is what to do with Werth. He'll certainly demand a big contract after this season, and with Vic locked up and Ibanez around for another two years, and Dom Brown clawing at the door, it saddens me to say that I think this will be Jayson's last year as a Phillie. However, it's pretty damn early to be saying such things, so let's see how this all pans out.
Overall, a nice day for the Phils yesterday. Glad we don't have anyone here commenting about why we signed Blanton and didn't keep Lee. Not so glad we don't have anyone commenting at all. See you guys when spring training starts!