The Philadelphia Phillies took home the NL East crown last season with a 102-60 record and led MLB in attendance. However, the Phillies just one year removed from a World Series appearance, fell in the NL Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals and saw Ryan Howard tear his Achilles tendon on the final out of the series. Howard is still on the mend as the Phillies go through Spring Training for the 2012 season. How will Philadelphia fare this season in the NL East?
SB Nation's Amy K. Nelson breaks down the NL East in quick takes in the following video:
For Nelson, the Phillies are one of two "wildcard teams" in the NL East. Pitching will once again be a strength for the Phillies, but the infielder injuries can't be overlooked right now.