Phillies Have Serious Infield Issues

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They've played nearly 50 postseason games together, made history together, built a golden age for their franchise together. But now what?

They've made a case for themselves as the greatest first baseman, second baseman and shortstop in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies. But now what?

Now the first baseman, Ryan Howard, hasn't set foot on a baseball field in more than two weeks.

Now the second baseman, Chase Utley, has run his streak of spring training games missed over the past two years to 46 in a row.

Now the shortstop, Jimmy Rollins, finds himself five years removed from his MVP season, trying to prove he's still That Guy.

Two years ago this time, when the third baseman, Placido Polanco, showed up to join them, virtually no one debated that these men formed the best infield in the National League, maybe the best infield in baseball....

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