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Chase Utley played for the Phillies for 13 years and helped them win the World Series in 2008.

April 05, 2015

Phillies 2015 season preview

Ready or not, baseball is right around the corner. The Phillies open the 2015 season Monday against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park.

Here's everything you need to know before the games start counting from the staff at PhillyVoice.

A few positives from Phillies spring training

The Phillies are expected by many to finish last in their division this season. However, there were a few positive developments in Clearwater, Rich Hofmann writes.

10 things we learned about the Phillies during spring training

While the Phillies will be bad both defensively and offensively this year, at least they have Chase Utley, who ages like a fine wine. Matt Mullin looks at 10 things we found out about the team from spring training.

No present or immediate future for Phillies, just sad reminders of past

"This Phillies team has the distinction of entering the season with lower hopes than a Republican running for the office of mayor in Philadelphia. The organization will have all the required bells and whistles for a season opener, but it’s not the same vibe as it was a few years ago, or even last year for that matter."

PhillyVoice contributor Al Morganti looks at the sad state of affairs at Citizens Bank Park.

Chatting Phillies prospects with MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo

PhillyVoice spoke with Jonathan Mayo, who writes about the MLB draft and minor leagues, about the Phillies' top prospects. 
Will Ferrell played in a bunch of spring training games back in March. He didn't play for the Phillies, but we still looked at four storylines to watch this year with their corresponding Ferrell filmography. 

Positional Previews

Matt Mullin broke down every position on the team, and you can check out those previews here: 

The Phillies don't have a lot of chips on the table, but Rich Hofmann looks at the team's big three in terms of players who could be dealt before the July deadline.
Spoiler alert: the Phillies are picked to finish last in their division. However, Matt Mullin has some bold predictions for 2015, including a Ryan Howard resurgence and an early call-up for Maikel Franco. 
There's a bunch of new food additions to the park for 2015. However, Vegas has yet to set the over/under on how long it takes before liquor and wine are taken away after a drunken incident in the seats. 
You'll have to walk through a metal detector at every entrance of Citizens Bank Park from now on, following a mandate from Major League Baseball enacted to beef up security.
The Phillies will be bad, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy them. An argument for diehard fans to approach 2015 as optimists.