Best Reasons to Believe Phillies' Veterans Have One More Run Left in Them

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Best Reasons to Believe Phillies' Veterans Have One More Run Left in Them
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The National League East has become one of the best divisions in baseball.

With the emergence of the Nationals and the consistency of the Braves, the Phillies have quickly become an afterthought.

That may be because of their age. The Phillies were the second-oldest team in baseball in 2012, behind only the Yankees.

However, with the pitching staff the Phillies have assembled, you can never truly count them out. The unforeseen circumstances that arose in 2012 (i.e Cliff Lee winless through June, Roy Halladay with a 4.49 ERA) are unlikely to repeat themselves, as the Phillies look to start fresh and—most importantly—healthy.

Health is a major factor in how the aging Phillies will fare in 2013. 

So, what are the top reasons to believe the Phillies' veterans have one more run left in them?

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