Phillies 4, Tigers 3: In an unprecidented move, Freddy Galvis is lined up to become the Phillies' opening day second baseman, having never played in the Majors, and having never registered so much as an inning at the position in the minor leagues. I dare anyone to find out whether that's ever happened before. Considered by some to be the best defensive shortstop in the entire minor leagues, it was the 22-year-old's bat, a two-run, game-tying triple, that proved to be the Phillies' biggest hit in their 4-3 victory over the Tigers Monday afternoon.
Beerleaguer: It's been a dark day for some, but look on the bright side. The Phillies are replacing Chase Utley with a wide-eyed, young defensive prodigy who understands the game and will be playing a position where the Phillies need a gloveman first and foremost. It's also an interesting study on what really matters in terms of talent. Here's an all-glove, no-hit player in Galvis handed the keys to second base. Then there's Domonic Brown, an all-bat, no-glove baseball adonis who may never make it, even at the game's easiest position.