The Philadelphia Phillies have something to prove this season.
This is a theme that has already begun during spring training, as most of their regulars are fighting to prove that they can be healthy and effective and that they will extend these efforts through the regular season as they attempt to topple the reigning division champion Washington Nationals.
It's not going to be easy, though, especially if this spring is any indication. There have been very high notes for the Phillies this spring, but there have been some questionable moments as well.
While there is a strong sense of optimism in the air, one cannot go a full day without that pungent smell of doubt wafting across your nose.
At the outset of spring training, no one thought that this was going to be an easy season for the Phillies. Now, with half of the spring slate in the books, we can take a look at some of the club's winners and losers in camp so far.
Which players should the Phillies be concerned about, and which ones are ready to roll? With opening day roughly two weeks away, it's time to take stock once again.
All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.