3 Phillies spring training storylines to watch: Johan Rojas, bullpen battle, Sánchez's spot

With spring training finally getting underway, here are three of the top storylines to watch over the next six weeks.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Johan Rojas is a top storyline to watch during spring training
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Johan Rojas is a top storyline to watch during spring training / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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The time is here. Spring training is upon us.

Pitchers and catchers will have their first official workout on Wednesday. Position players will arrive shortly after, and the first full-team workout will take place on Feb. 19.

As players get to work in the Florida sunshine preparing for the upcoming season, baseball fans emerge from their winter slumber and take stock of what 2024 has in store for us all. Philadelphia Phillies fans have had a good three months to lick their wounds from the unceremonious elimination from the NLCS at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Now, eternal optimism reigns with baseball officially back on the calendar.

The Phillies are in the hunt for another postseason appearance and, hopefully, fingers-crossed, a trip back to the World Series this time around. With only one big splash this offseason — re-signing Aaron Nola to a seven-year, $172 million contract — the rest of the front office's moves have been to shore up organizational pitching depth for the 162-game grind looming on the horizon.

The free agent market remains loaded with big names, both pitchers and position players, so there's a chance things could change for the Phillies over the next few weeks. To get a feel for what might lay ahead, here are our predictions for the rest of the moves the Phillies could make before Opening Day arrives on March 28.

But for now, the roster is set for the start of training camp and Grapefruit League action, which kicks off on Feb. 24.

As we head into the six weeks of spring training and the beginning of what will hopefully be close to nine months of Phillies baseball, here are the top storylines to watch as the team begins training camp in Clearwater, Florida.