PHILADELPHIA -- Last offseason, the Phillies dismissed the folks who thought they could not compete in 2014.
They will not have the same attitude this offseason. Phillies interim president Pat Gillick said last week that the Phillies probably will not contend again until 2017 or '18. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the next day, "We've got some regrouping, rebuilding -- whatever you want to call it. There's things that we have to do that are different. ... We're probably looking more long term than short term in our improvements."