Throughout this spring, you will hear folks tell you that results don't matter in spring training, and to a certain extent, that is very true. It's a time of readiness and preparation and not elite competition between clubs at their best.
For the Philadelphia Phillies, however, this is a unique spring, and results will matter on some levels. This is a club that needs to excel in health and physical conditioning. It's a club that needs to be mentally strong, leaving the 2012 season where it belongs—in the past.
This is a team with a lot of obvious weaknesses. They're not getting any younger and will host one of the oldest infields in all of baseball this season. Will that be their undoing? How is the outfield situation going to shake out, where the experience dilemma is the exact opposite?
Can the starting rotation stay healthy over a full season? How about the bullpen, and will they improve their success rate in 2013?
And those are just some of the obvious concerns. Getting this club to move in the right direction is all about addressing weaknesses on a personal level. This slideshow will analyze each member of the projected 25-man roster and highlight the biggest weakness needing correction in 2013.