The Philadelphia Phillies have been fantastic over the last two years, repeating as National League Champs and winning the World Series in 2008. The main reason why they have done so well isnÆt because of their pitching. ItÆs because of theiráthree core players in Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard. All four of them have been key parts of the Phillies success since they joined the team. The first to join the team was Jimmy Rollins in 2000. He won the starting job in 2001, and had a terrific rookie year, finishing third in Rookie of the Year voting, leading the league in stolen bases, and making the All-Star team. He also was an All-Star the next season. His greatest successes came from 2004-2007, when he had at least 190 hits and scored at least 100 runs each season. He made th ...
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