Cincinnati, OH. — Major League Baseball fans everywhere rejoice!
Real, meaningful baseball has returned. For the next six months, the sights and sounds of baseball will engross our lives. For our Philadelphia Phillies, the 2017 season is a crucial one. Wins and losses remain important, as always, but this year they take a backseat to player development. Sure, this team could surprise us, however, every outlet you check will give you a similar result. The Phillies are destined for anywhere from 72-82 wins. While that difference of ten wins is a large one, the reality is that the playoffs are not likely for the home team, yet again, this season. Does that mean I'm giving up hope for a wildcard berth? Of course not! But here are the top stories I'll be tracking this season: