David Murphy: Dave Dombrowski has had an excellent first offseason. Now, things have to break right for the Phillies.

They say you should always lead with a positive, and I assume that holds true even when the subject is the Phillies. So let’s start with this: For the first time in nearly a decade, the Phillies will enter spring training with a pitching staff that is not completely dead on arrival. To be clear, that statement is heavily dependent on how you define the term “dead.” For instance, in medical settings, death is asserted to occur with either the irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions or the irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain st…

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