So, a lot of things happened yesterday. The Phillies locked up two more players.
They signed Jayson Werth to a two-year deal worth $10 million and Chad Durbin to a one-year $1.635 million deal. Werth's is not official until he passes a physical.
Like I said before, this is great that a lot of the guys are willing to sign less lucrative deals. It just shows they want to stay here and repeat as World Champs.
Ryan Howard is still left though to sign. Although he already has a pretty hefty deal, he wants more–$18 million. The Phils were only willing to give $14 million. Does the slugger want to stay here and win? Absolutely. But, for some reason he is not happy about the Phils offer.
In other sports, if you didn't here, Danny Briere is not making his return to the ice any time soon. He went back in for surgery today to deal with his groin/stomach and will be out another four weeks.
Although he said he is frustrated about this, that does not change the fact that the big free agent signing from two off-seasons ago has been a big disappointment. Minus the playoffs last season, he really has not done much, injured or not.
Continuing with the Flyers, they hosted Atlanta last night in the final game before the NHL All-Star Game break. They won 5-3, but also blew a 3-0 lead at the same time.
Mike Knuble scored the game-winner and an empty netter at the end to put the score at 5-3.
Finishing it up with the Sixers.
Elton Brand should be back on Saturday when the Sixers host the Knicks. Key word: should. We will see if that holds true.