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Phillies Notes: Hellickson the early favorite for Opening Day start?

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies, along with every other team in baseball, have the luxury of taking things a little slower this spring since camp is a little longer. The World Baseball Classic brings every team to their respective spring training homes nearly a week longer than usual.

Pete Mackanin hints that Jeremy Hellickson will be Phillies’ opening-day starter

Pete Mackanin didn't officially name Jeremy Hellickson the Phillies' opening day starter, but dropped a strong hint Monday. By Jim Salisbury

Phillies 2017 Season Preview: First Baseman Tommy Joseph

Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph will look to build upon a rookie season that saw him usurp franchise legend Ryan Howard.

Matt Stairs Is Out to Change the Phillies’ Offensive Approach

The Phillies haven't had a whole lot of offensive talent over the past few seasons, but the talent they have had hasn't progressed as planned. Matt Stairs is out to change that.

50 Greatest Phillies Games: 36. Mike Schmidt’s clutch 500th homer

Until March 27, we'll be counting down the 50 greatest Phillies games of the last 50 years. This is 50 of 50.

Peeking into the future if Franco doesn’t pan out

Maikel Franco, once the Phillies' top prospect and a rookie on the brink of breaking out, was not the hitter fans wanted him to be in 2016. While his 25 home runs were a point of pride, his .255/.306/.427 slash line represented regression in all three categories.

Phillies No. 1 prospect J.P. Crawford has something to prove

CLEARWATER, Fla. - J.P. Crawford flew to spring training last week, signaling the beginning of a season that is expected to end with the Phillies' top prospect in the major leagues. - Matt Breen, Philadelphia Inquirer

Ruf to South Korea, Utley to LA, Lidge to coach one day …

Good morning! It's Week two of spring training, and the full team is in Clearwater.

Don’t forget about Aaron Altherr, guys. Felske Files Episode 91!

In Episode 91 of The Felske Files, hosts John Stolnis and Justin Klugh talk about Aaron Altherr, who kindly asks that we don't forget about him. So we didn't.

Murphy: How the Phillies’ lineup is improved

CLEARWATER, Fla. ? A couple of weeks ago, I made an off-the-cuff statement that attracted a decent amount of reader email. After an offseason in which the Phillies managed to incrementally upgrade at least two spots in their lineup, they would at least have a chance at finishing in the middle of the National League pack in runs scored at the end of the season. - David Murphy, Philadelphia Inquirer