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Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Big Weaknesses That Must Be Fixed to Compete in 2013
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2012 will be a season to forget for the Philadelphia Phillies who will be lucky to finish the season with a .500 record. The Phillies sold off most of their outfield at the deadline, and the stars we have seen flourish in 2008 are becoming older, more injury-prone and less and less productive.

In order to compete with the Washington Nationals, who have turned into one of the best teams in baseball, drastic changes must be made to the Phillies current roster.

The Phillies have major holes in all three outfield positions, third base, the bullpen and one, maybe two rotation spots depending on how Vance Worley will respond to offseason surgery. 

Here are five weaknesses the Phillies must address if they want to compete for a title in 2013.

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