The Philadelphia Phillies have one agenda next year: win. Last season was a disappointment and the club spent the offseason executing calculated moves to position the club as contenders in the NL East.
Ruben Amaro Jr. may a have a trick or two still up his sleeve, but the nucleus of the team is finally forming.
The club must also maintain pace with the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, who each made the playoffs last season. Both teams have been extremely busy this offseason and are ready to battle in 2013.
Here are five reasons why the Phillies should overcome adversity and win the NL East.