Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Potential Breakout Players to Watch in Spring Training

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Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Potential Breakout Players to Watch in Spring Training
Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press
The signing of A.J. Burnett has tongues wagging in Clearwater.

Philadelphia is still in the throes of the third-snowiest winter in the history of the city, according to Steve Strouss of CBS Philly.

The cold and gray have aptly mirrored the feelings of Philadelphia Phillies fans about a team full of players in the winters of their respective careers.

Five of the probable everyday eight are at least 34 years old. The marquee free-agent signing on the offensive side of the ball is 36-year-old Marlon Byrd.

The Phillies made more news recently by shoring up the pitching staff, agreeing to terms with free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

At 37 years of age, Burnett should fit right in at the regulars' canasta games.

So it is an old team. Very old, really. And it could use an infusion of youth.

Where might that come from?

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