If there are kinks to be worked out in the game of baseball, you better fix them while the games do not count. For most players currently on this Philadelphia Phillies roster, that's the point of spring training.
The Phillies have a pretty good idea of what their lineup is going to look like on Opening Day. Assuming that the rest of the club can stay healthy, they'll add guys like Carlos Ruiz and Delmon Young back into the mix early in the season and utilize the lineup that they want to put on the field.
Until that moment (and even beyond), this is a team that needs to spend the spring preparing for a long regular season. They're an older, veteran club that will have to contain the youth of teams like the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves.
In order to do so, they'll need to operate at 100 percent. To operate at 100 percent, there are certain aspects of each player's game that needs to be addressed this spring.