The defending World Series champions are back to defend their crown. With their 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros, the Philadelphia Phillies clinched a spot in the 2009 postseason and their third straight NL East division title. The Phillies have become, from top to bottom, one of the best run organizations in baseball. If you are looking to build an organization, the Phillies have a great blueprint for success. HereÆs the blueprint... Draft a solid core like Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard Cole Hamels, and Chase Utley. Surround that core with solid gamers like Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino. Add players when needed like Raul Ibanez and Joe Blanton. Build up your farm system so you can trade for players at the trading deadline like Cliff Lee. ThatÆs a pretty solid blueprint if yo ...
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