Wes Helms spoke with the media this morning. He said he'd rather be a starter on another team than a back-up here. But he also said he's 100 percent committed to the Phillies if that's who he ends up playing for. We'll dissect the Helms situation a little later on today. . .
In today's paper, we take a look at which minor leaguers might be the next to crack the pitching rotation. . .
Well-respected baseball web site Baseball Prospectus released its projections for the 2008 season, and it isn't good news for the Phillies. BP projects the Phils to win 84 games and finish in third place in the National League East behind the Mets and the Braves. . .
Speaking of the Braves, we wrote yesterday that Atlanta is a team you must watch out for. Today, Dugout Daily lists reasons why the Braves are actually better than either the Mets or the Phillies. . .
Lastly, a couple articles on a couple of former Phillies. The Toronto Globe and Mail checks in with former catcher Rod Barajas, who left for the Blue Jays in the offseason. And MLB.com picks former manager Lee Elia's brain. . .