2014 spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies has opened with some unfortunate news. Ace Cole Hamels has reported behind schedule in his throwing program due to shoulder tendinitis.
After their 2013 season uncovered a glaring need for lefty relievers, the Nationals made sure they fixed the problem this offseason. On Dec.
2013 record: 73-89, 4th place in NL East
Manager: Ryne Sandberg, 2nd season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $160 million
The Philadelphia Phillies are entering the 2014 season with five players in their projected starting lineup at least 34 years old, plus Cliff Lee (35) and Cole Hamels (30) in their rotation, but i