The 2016 season is just about to begin. The 2015 Phillies finished the season with the worst record in baseball. Could the Phillies improve upon the record in 2016? Perhaps a little bit, but the primary goal in 2016 is player development. While the record may reflect more losses than wins, the potential is there for 2016 to be enjoyable Phillies baseball.

Phillies fans no longer have Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins, but fans can see Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard one last time.  There are enough players on the Phillies on the rise, like Maikel Franco and Aaron Nola to make 2016 fun for fans.