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Philadelphia Phillies: A Position-by-Position Breakdown at Spring Training
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Spring training is upon us, and with it comes the annual talk of positional battles. Who will end up winning the job at a certain position? How close are the competitors to unseating the incumbent?

No, this isn't a political race. But for most MLB teams, spring training holds the distinction of being the time in which players must prove themselves worthy of Opening Day roster spots.

However, the Philadelphia Phillies aren't most teams. Thanks to a plethora of reasons—whether age, guaranteed salary and/or a lack of prospect depth—almost all of the team's starters are cemented firmly into place. There are a few positions where this is not the case, though, and the issue will be covered at those positions.

All positions, including the rotation and bullpen, will be discussed in the following slideshow. With that in mind, here is a position-by-position breakdown of the Phillies at spring training.

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