The Philadelphia Phillies have gone to the World Series two straight seasons. These two seasons were the past two years and one of those two times resulted in a championship ring. Now, spring training has begun and the 2010-11 MLB season is fastly approaching.
The team from last year has even gotten stronger by adding fairly good players to the pitching staff, such as Danys Baez and Jose Contreras. Let us not forget the team’s newly acquired “Ace”, Roy Halladay, who was dealt for Cliff Lee this offseason. While the pitching staff as mentioned has improved, the lineup quite frankly did not change too much. Would you blame the general manager of the Phils? I highly doubt it. Afterall, the team only has gone to the World Series the last two seasons.
The lineup will continue to have the trio of thunder starting with “Mr. Clutch”, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and the “monster”, Ryan Howard. Add Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino to the fold and you have yourself once again a heck of a batting order. The Phil’s offense has always been consistent and now has grown reputation of being clutch in the late innings. With the high bolstered pitching staff along with the power of the batting order, the Phils should again for a third time be the #1 team in the East.
With the New York Mets still trying to search for their character and the Atlanta Braves trying to get younger, the Philadelphia Phillies should take the East without any problem. Of course, as with any team, the Phils need to make sure injuries do not hurt the squad. If everything goes as planned, you will see Philadelphia for the third time receiving the National League East champion trophy.
To catch more information on the Philadelphia Phillies, please visit their homepage below.
About Blog Surface
If you’re someone with a sports passion or athletic inclination, then subscribe to Blog Surface and join this ever-growing community of the world’s greatest sports fans!