Salisbury gives his three key storylines heading for the Phillies at spring training
Want overall health right it is is it dovetails with what Ryan is saying. I just think Halladay. Utley and Howard are so crucial I don't think they're deep enough. To single out one I think they all have to be healthy has an ensemble. And they all have to be on the field and they all have to be producing. So any need to see in spring training it's it's the number one thing and I wanna see. How -- books and and I'll leave you -- on the feeling very important gets on the field for the first time in spring training in two years for his psyche and for the teams like yeah. Very important Ryan Howard is. I expect him to be fully healthy and curious to see return to shape he's in a series in better shape and I think a full spring training will do him wonders. For his production at the plate. Yeah I saw on the December I'm sure you've seen him more recently than that it looks sleek and hope that that continues number two for Jim Salisbury what he's watching for team defense. It's crucial. You know they. Do you have question marks in both corner outfield spots indeed on defense. And you have question mark at third base with Michael young and this is still very pitching based team so you have to catch the ball behind these guys Ryan Howard. He had trouble on balls in the dirt lest you wanna see what he does so if your pitching based team -- need to play good defense and he needs to start right in spring training. But in over three -- -- list of what to watch for Delmon Young Darren rough. Interest thing yeah well outfielders trying to give you little little off the radar here like you are coming into the offseason Mike we heard so much about their need for right. Handed power bat and now that he's still exist they need one of these guys to step up and really be right handed run producer. In the 567 whole range. And I think you know Darren -- -- be terrific story -- spring -- something very consistent follow. And I think Delmon Young facilities 47 with a lot of ceiling has the potential. To be real interest in character during camp so with their need for a right handed bat I think that's a pretty interesting story lines.
Jim Salisbury gives his three storylines to watch as the Phillies head into spring training. 2/8/2013