As with everything else in life, the only true constant in baseball is change. And this year especially, the Phillies are going to see their share of changes.
Infielder Pete Orr and catcher Steve Lerud have been outrighted from the 40-man roster. Placido Polanco and Ty Wigginton had their club options declines; the Phillies will instead pay them buy-outs and say bye-bye. Juan Pierre is a free agent and, despite being the most dependable guy on the 2012 team, the Phillies are probably not going to resign him. In my opinion, that is just sheer stupidity. But I have no say in the matter.
The coaching roster is also a revolving door. The Phillies decided their hitting was so bad, they needed to fire Greg Gross (again) and hire two hitting coaches to replace him. Bench coach Pete Mackanin and first-base coach Sam Perlozzo were canned as well. Here is the updated coaches list:
Manager & Coaches