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One Goal for Each Philadelphia Phillies Player in Spring Training
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Thinking conservatively, the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training is going to be "interesting" this year. And I use the word "interesting" because there are a number of words that can be used to describe this upcoming March in Clearwater, Florida, and not all of them are kind. One variable can tip in the wrong direction and all of the sudden this club's spring training is "horrendous"—just for example.

So when the Phillies arrive to camp this spring, they'll have specific goals that need to be accomplished if they're going to be successful. They need Roy Halladay to be healthy. They need guys like Ryan Howard and Chase Utley to drive the outfield, and that's said without mentioning the outfield situation. 

The fact of the matter is that the Phillies are at a crossroads this season. The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are both very good, young teams, and only getting better. The Phillies are an older team with younger reinforcements on the way, although not readily available. 

Those are the kind of factors that this club needs to be aware of this spring. The following slideshow will list one, major goal for every player and outline what they need to do to have a successful season both for themselves and the team. 

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