Saturday, March 30, 2013

Phillies 2013 Preview

Now that my brackets are dead, it's time to shift my focus for the next five months (September is really a football month) to the diamond.  And while I will of course give a prediction for all of Major League Baseball, it seems most appropriate to take a deeper look-see at my hometown team, the Philadelphia Phillies.  In case you forgot, here's a list of the things you need to know since the start of last season:
  • The 2012 Phillies went 81-81, finishing third in the NL East (13 games out of second place, however)
  • Additions: CF Ben Revere, 3B Michael Young, OF Delmon Young, RP Mike Adams, SP John Lannan
  • Subtractions: 3B Placido Polanco, CF Shane Victorino, RF Hunter Pence, LF Juan Pierre, SP Joe Blanton, SP Vance Worley
Let's take a stroll through some of the storylines to watch this year: