While nothing may seem more peaceful than stretching and having a catch in the Florida sun, many of the inhabitants of the baseball world find their roles and bodies in flux during spring training.
Every year there are a handful of players on each team who we hear are in "the best shape of their lives," and a couple guys who really let themselves go. Some players experiment with new facial hair, new gloves, new workout routines and new pitches in order to find something to help make this season their breakout season.
Regardless of whether they are fighting for jobs, adjusting to new roles, switching positions or dealing with contract uncertainty, every player has their own story, their own prerogative and their own "look" every spring.
And even though the Phillies' core group of players has remained largely intact from last season, plenty of the 2012 Phillies are still debuting and adjusting to new looks this spring.