For a team that finished 2011 with the best record in baseball (102-60), you would expect a fairly quiet offseason. Sure, an early playoff exit may stir up a few issues, but nothing really major. Such is not the life for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Free agency and injuries have the team facing some major decisions before the 2012 campaign. After signing Cliff Lee a year ago (as well as trading for Hunter Pence during the year) we all know they aren’t going to shy away from making a splash, but will they have the money to make a similar move?
Let’s take a look at the major questions facing the team this year: