Philadelphia Phillies: Projecting the Opening Day Bullpen

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Philadelphia Phillies: Projecting the Opening Day Bullpen
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Believe it or not, sources have confirmed that the Philadelphia Phillies actually do plan on using relief pitchers this season.

Though most of the talk about the Phillies pitching is usually focused on the starters, guys with names other than Roy, Cole, Cliff and Vance will be on the mound at some point in 2012.  And while the starters should have another great season, the bullpen is going to have to pitch some meaningful innings to prevent Roy Halladay's arm from exploding.  

With that in mind, let's take a glance at how the Phils' Opening Day bullpen will probably look.  Though the Phillies might decide to keep an extra bench bat and only carry six relievers, for the sake of this article we'll assume that they opt to open the season with seven guys in the bullpen.  

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