ATLANTA -- FOX Sports national baseball writer John Paul Morosi caused a bit of a stir earlier in the week with an opinion released via Twitter: the Philadelphia Phillies will finish ahead of the Atlanta Braves.
Now, this type of thinking is the equivalent of swimming upstream in terms of NL East predictions for 2013, as the division is generally considered to be a two-team race between the Braves and Nationals. Based on the immediate response, plenty of folks informed Morosi of this.
But there were some valid points made about the prospect of Philadelphia making a run -- the rotation features three aces, Chase Utley is healthy for the first time in three spring trainings, the infield features some of the league's more recognizable names -- and brought to light the fact that both Atlanta and Washington will not just be conceded the divisional race. Even Braves catcher Brian McCann offered a fair warning about the Phillies.
So, with that in mind, here's a few highlights from this epi...