I hate the Phillies.
The Phillies are the powerhouse of the NL. It pains me to say that and I just threw up, but I must go on. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt??? Are you kidding me??? How does anyone deal with that during the season and there is no way anyone deals with that in a playoff series. They are just too good. Their offense? Well the offense is not something to fear top to bottom. They have Howard and Utley, Rollins and Victorino, but not much else. Ibanez is old and Polanco is ok at third base, so they really don’t strike the fear into the hearts of other teams. They won’t have to score much with that pitching because the other team won’t be able to score much at all. When you think of those 4 on the same staff in the NL, you think of records being broken all year long and a list of firsts developing through out the year in 2011.
The Phillies will represent the NL in the World Series, but will fall to the Red Sox in the Fall Classic.