Predictions

2016 Phillies Predictions

The 2016 Phillies get their season underway this afternoon at 2 pm in Arlington with an Opening Day match-up against the Texas Rangers.  There hasn’t been optimism directed towards this Phillies team and many experts are predicting them to be one of baseball’s worst teams.  Does this aging core have anything left in the tank?  Here’s our staff predictions for the 2014 Phillies season.

DAVE BENNETT

BEST CASE SCENARIO:  The Phillies pull out 84 wins as every team in the NL East struggles all year long. The Phillies are old, but could put together some lucky runs and squeak into the playoffs as the last wild card spot. Utley, Howard, and Rollins (The League of Extraordinarly (old) Gentleman) put together some solid hitting numbers and carry this team above mediocrity. Honestly, the biggest reason why any of this can happen is the other divisional teams struggling more so than …

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