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Phillies spring training first week recap. Felske Files Episode 90!

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Corey Seidman of Comcast SportsNet joins host John Stolnis to talk about the latest news and notes from the opening week of spring training in Clearwater. Who will be the closer? How healthy is Aaron Nola? Can Maikel Franco improve? Will Odubel Herrera hit 20 bombs? What constitutes a successful 2017 season? Also, who is winning the rebuild race between the Phils and Atlanta Braves? And Bovada is out with their World Series odds for 2017.

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One week of spring training is just about in the books and, so far, so good. Every invitee is in camp getting ready for full squad workouts, and it's wonderful getting baseball news on a regular basis once again.

Joining the show this week is CSN Philly's Corey Siedman. Among the topics covered...

  • Aaron Nola is healthy, but how much to we trust that he will stay that way?
  • Zach Eflin has new knees, how much will it help him?
  • Nick Williams' thanks the Phils for their "tough love" in 2016
  • Is Jeanmar Gomez really going to be the Phillies' closer in '17?
  • Can Howie Kendrick and Michael Saunders help make the offense respectable?
  • What are fair expectations for Michael Franco?
  • Can Odubel Herrera be even better?
  • How vulnerable is Cameron Rupp?
  • What constitutes a successful 2017 season?
  • Who is under more pressure this year... J.P. Crawford or Nick Williams?

Also, which team is ahead in their rebuilds, the Phils or the Braves? Bovada is out with their World Series odds for 2017. And we have a special Pat Burrell edition for this week's Stat of the Week.

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