|Philadelphia Phillies 2006 summary|
- Philadelphia Phillies History
- The Philadelphia Phillies go all the way back to 1883 and have compiled a total of five baseball gambling World Series appearances. The Phillies have had their share of talent, however, boasting 28 Hall of Famers.
- Philadelphia Phillies Preview
- There is a loud whisper going around the league that this may be the year that the Phillies finally get back into the playoffs.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 2008 SUMMARY
They ranked first in runs, slugging percentage, and OPS according to MLB betting odds stats. MLB betting odds stats show that the Phillies ranked 2nd in stolen bases and on-base-percentage, and fifth in batting average.
They may drop down this season according to MLB odds experts. They lost Aaron Rowand and replaced him with Geoff Jenkins so that is a drop. Pat Burrell and So Taguchi take the other outfield spots. The Phillies’ infield has Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Losing Rowand really hurts this offense according to MLB betting odds experts. The Phillies did get Pedro Feliz to play third base and he may help offset the loss of Rowand according to MLB betting odds experts.
The pitching staff is full of question marks according to MLB betting odds experts. Freddy Garcia was paid a lot of money and got hurt. Cole Hamels is a great young pitcher but they need more. They will need Brett Myers to prove he can be a starter according to MLB odds experts. They will also need Brad Lidge to show he remembers how to close games according to MLB betting odds experts. Antonio Alfonseca, Tom Gordon, and J.C. Romero are decent set up men but they are not closers anymore according to MLB odds experts. The rotation after Hamels and Myers has Kyle Kendrick who had a solid year, veteran Jamie Moyer and Adam Eaton.
Charlie Manuel is still with the Phillies but he hasn’t been able to win in the post season. Many MLB betting odds experts will expect the Phillies to improve upon last year and make the playoffs. That is a big question mark though according to MLB odds experts. The two big keys according to MLB betting odds experts are Brett Myers turning into a reliable starter and Brad Lidge regaining his form as a closer.
The Phillies have the talent to win the division even though the Mets have Santana according to MLB betting odds experts. Philadelphia can score with anyone and the rotation has the potential to be good according to MLB betting odds experts.