So lets look at the facts.
Sure, the Phillies have one of the most dominant starting rotations in the league.
But, one of their big four already has questions surrounding his health and those questions will only become more prominent as they continue to play with the aging stars behind them.
Their franchise second baseman hasn’t been healthy for a while now and won’t open the season with the team. Just another stab to the heart of Phillies fans.
Their lineup is full of old men from Raul Ibanez to Carlos Ruiz to Placido Polanco, and their closer is now shelved for at least a portion of the beginning of the season with shoulder troubles.
Young phenom Domonic Brown was assumed to break camp in 2011 with the big league squad, but will now be sideline for at least a few months as he rehabs from hand surgery.
Cole Hamels is frustrated after allowing nine hits, six runs and two homers in 6 2/3 innings during his last spring start, amassing a lousy 6.75 ERA this spring.
If I didn’t know any better, could the baseball Gods have it in for the Philadelphia Phillies?
Is this Phillies team cured?
I don’t know, you tell me.