Girardi: These 'key things' will allow Phils to compete

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It's a big day on SportsRadio94WIP. At 3pm, former Eagles head coach Andy Reid will join the Marks & Reese Show (download the radio.com app to listen live) and this morning, current Phillies manager Joe Girardi joined Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show. 

Girardi says he has fallen in love with Philadelphia, a city "that works hard and expects its teams to work hard." 

Cataldi asked Girardi if he believes the Phillies' roster is good enough to compete for a World Series right away. 

"I think there are some key things that have to happen for us," Girardi said. "We have to have some people step up in the bullpen. We have to keep Seranthony Domginuez healthy, because he's a force down there. And obviously losing Andrew McCutchen was huge to that lineup. I think they searched really for the rest of the year, for a leadoff hitter, and had a hard time finding one. So, keeping players healthy until some of these young prospects emerge, and I believe we have a number of them that will help of us over the next two years, I think is really important."

In terms of a closer, Girardi says he hopes to have one guy for that role. 

"Yes, I would love to have that," Giardi said of having one closer. "And I would love to have two or three guys with the ability to pitch in the eighth inning.You want to define the roles as much as you can so players can prepare themselves."

When asked about Jean Segura and Scott Kingery, in terms of what position each will play, Girardi says they will experiment with that. 

"We have six and a half weeks to really figure that out," he said. "We're not going to be steadfast and say this is the way it's gonna be. We're gonna do some trial and error in Spring Training."