Aging Phillies try to seize their chance

By Rob Maaddi/AP 4:32pm, March 18, 2013
From Cole Hamels to Ryan Howard to Charlie Manuel, the Philadelphia Phillies have different views on whether their window of opportunity to win another World Series is narrowing.

With a core of aging players, some of which are entering the final seasons of their contracts, it's a natural question. The Phillies are no longer the team to beat in the NL East after capturing five straight division titles, two pennants and one World Series title between 2007-11. Injuries to star players and overall inconsistency contributed to an 81-81 finish last year.

Maybe their time is running out, but that depends on who you ask.

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