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Phillies Home Opener Question Marks

Can you feel it? The excitement is back in the air on Broad and Pattison. The Phillies are home for the first time this season! Sure they are 1-2 after Opening Weekend in Pittsburgh, but there are 159 games left and the opportunity to play in front of 45,000+ screaming fans!

Today brings out a new start, an open door from the mistakes of the past to the unknown of the future. The Phillies look to make that future a bright one.

Ruben Amaro Jr. made moves to make the Phillies bench and offense stronger this offseason. This coming after the unknown future of Phillies stars Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. By making the Phillies bench player better, he added the depth needed in case Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, as well as other players, hit the injury bug for a long time.

After Opening Weekend versus the Pirates (take into consideration that it’s OPENING WEEKEND), Phillies fans do have a few worries that in our eyes need to be solved as quickly as possible in order to be competitive throughout the year; one being hitting and the other being the bullpen and how they are managed.

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Spring is upon us….

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Can you smell it in the air? Spring is here … well not here, but in Clearwater Florida it is.

Phillies Pitchers and Catchers have officially reported and the smell of a new season is upon us. Last year is now behind us and as Phillies fans, we can look ahead. We now look towards a new team, a team with some question marks; but also a team with a lot of hope.

There were many little changes this off-season that may go a long way for the Phils. Changes that include a better bench, a veteran lead bullpen, questions in left field, first base and third base, but hey, what’s a new year without questions?

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