36 hits in 168 at bats is all the Phillies have mustered through the first 5 Grapefruit League games. That's a .214 batting average. Of those 36 hits, only 8 were of the extra base variety (7 doubles, 1 homerun). They're averaging 2.8 runs per game.
In an offseason where there they traded away their top 2 offensive contributors from the season before (J-Roll & Byrd), from an offense that already ranked as one of the worst in baseball (23rd in runs, 27th in OPS), one has to wonder, "How bad is this offense gonna be?"
"We've had a tough time swinging the bats. That's a work in
progress. It's not happening as a group right now. It's something we have to work on. Something we have to get better at." ~Ryne Sandberg, Philadelphia Phillies Manager