Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Phillies Under Pressure To Deliver This Year

The Phillies have added one more of the best pitchers in the MLB with the acquistion of Cliff Lee. This was one of the best moves the Phillies ever made to solidify their pitching rotation, but it also comes at a price. This price is not just the salary they will be paying Lee and the other pitchers, but also the price may be that the Phillies will be expected to win it all this year.

Will anything less than a World Series victory be sufficient?

The finishes by the Phils in the last ten years:

Rk Year Tm G W L W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 2010 Philadelphia Phillies 162 97 65 .599 1st of 5 Lost NLCS (4-2)
2 2009 Philadelphia Phillies 162 93 69 .574 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-2)
3 2008 Philadelphia Phillies 162 92 70 .568 1st of 5 Won WS (4-1)
4 2007 Philadelphia Phillies 162 89 73 .549 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-0)
5 2006 Philadelphia Phillies 162 85 77 .525 2nd of 5
6 2005 Philadelphia Phillies 162 88 74 .543 2nd of 5
7 2004 Philadelphia Phillies 162 86 76 .531 2nd of 5
8 2003 Philadelphia Phillies 162 86 76 .531 3rd of 5
9 2002 Philadelphia Phillies 161 80 81 .497 3rd of 5
10 2001 Philadelphia Phillies 162 86 76 .531 2nd of 5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/4/2011.






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