Bob Brookover: Phillies should pack a lot of power this season

PHILADELPHIA — For all the additional ways of analysis that have been added to baseball in the 21st century, there is still one simple offensive statistic that reigns supreme. The Home Run. If you have a team that hits them, you most likely have a chance at being a World Series champion. The Los Angeles Dodgers, for example, hit a major league-leading 118 of them last season and surely would have broken Minnesota’s single-season record of 307 had the season been a normal 162 games. The Phillies weren’t nearly that powerful in their first season under manager Joe Girardi, but they have crept ba…

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