Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay addressed the media today in San Francisco and sounded somewhat optimistic.

Tom Verducci, MLB Insider, called in to Mike Gill on "The Sportsbash" on Wednesday and called it 'a best case scenario.'

Halladay isn't out of the woods yet, however.

There is no timetable for his return and everything will be determined after his arthroscopic surgery to clean up bone spurs.

Verducci likened it to when David Cone underwent the same procedure in 1997 while with the Yankees and won 20 games the next season.

Gill also asked Verducci about the growing trend taking over baseball with players in their early 20's getting called up to the majors and succeeding.

"There's no question in my mind that this is a growing trend, especially in pitching," Verducci said.

The Phillies have two pitchers like that in Adam Morgan and Jesse Biddle, but have called up Tyler Cloyd to replace Roy Halladay for the time being.

Verducci used the San Francisco Giants success in their two World Series victories where young pitching seemed to be the key to those titles.

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