5 Things the Phillies Still Need to Do Before the Start of Spring Training

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5 Things the Phillies Still Need to Do Before the Start of Spring Training
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However you feel about the Phillies chances in 2014, it should be fun to watch Hamels pitch.

The Philadelphia Phillies have been busy this offseason—just not in the way that most fans might have wanted.

Shopping in a free-agent market featuring great hitters like Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Curtis Granderson, the Phillies came away with Marlon Byrd.

Top-tier starting pitchers Matt Garza, Ervin Santana and A.J. Burnett remain unsigned, but the Phillies appear unlikely to go back into the piggy bank after signing lesser-light Roberto Hernandez.

To be fair, the Phillies probably did not save enough money to land any of those big-name players by whacking Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews.

So what is left for the Phillies to accomplish before the buses leave Citizens Bank Park for Clearwater, Fla., and spring training? Let's take a look.

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