The Philadelphia Phillies fell just short of the playoffs repeatedly during the 2001-06 seasons that led up to their five straight NL East Division crowns.
The 2008 World Series champion Phillies pitcher in our 'Phillies 50' 1971-2019 random players series is lefty R.J. Swindle.
NL East Division position comparison: third base
He is the most outwardly competitive star player that the game has seen since 'Charlie Hustle', Pete Rose himself, retired back in the late 1980's.He has been a phenom, a young stud destined for baseball superstardom, since he was a teenager and appeared on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" at age 16.He is Bryce Harper, … Continue reading MLB 2014: National League East
Unlike the American League, which I covered in yesterday's entry and which is dominated by three teams, the National League pennant race in MLB is wide open. This is both good news and bad for our own Phillies. The bad news is that there are a lot of pretty good teams in the NL that … Continue reading MLB 2009: National League