The Phillies are coming off one of their worst years in almost a decade. The Phillies ran the table of the NL: East for most of the 00's but with time comes age and that is what has hit the Phillies. The Phillies just gotten plain old. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Cliff Lee and, Carlos Ruiz are all over the age of 35 and the Phillies farm system doesn't have much going for them either. The Phillies did get a perk last season when Dominic Brown finally reached his peek level they expected of him. With saying all that if Brown can repeat what he did in the first half of last year and the newly acquired A.J Burnett can put up the numbers he put up with the pirates then the Phillies should put up a good fight with the Mets for 3rd place in the NL: East.
Potential Opening Day Starting Lineup
Potential Starting Rotation