If it's not the most common complaint among Phillies fans about their favorite team, it's certainly near the top of the list.
Why can't the Phillies lineup be more selective at the plate?
Charlie Manuel saw a bit of the same and hopes it's something his team can work on.
In fact, Manuel sat down this morning with the most important catalyst in the Delaware Valley, Jimmy Rollins, to talk approach at the plate.
The Daily News' David Murphy was there and wrote about what Cholly had to say about the team's approach in general and J-Roll specifically. Hitting is something he wants everyone to discuss this spring.
As the team ages and may become a tad more complacent, they're going to need to make up for that by being smarter with their ABs.
There are plenty of things to get excited about when the red uniforms start appearing against the green backdrop of Brighthouse Field every spring, but reading/hearing Charlie Manuel talking about hitting has to be one of the best.
Read the rest of Charlie's spiel including his thoughts on the Phillies leadoff hitter here.
>>Manuel sets tone in meeting [CSN]