Found September 29, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
If you would have told me back in March that I'd be writing this piece in September, I would have looked at you funny. But, here we are. The Phillies never really clicked this year after winning 102 games last year, and took a step backwards in nearly every facet of the game. Injuries also played a huge role on this team, with pretty much every relevant player aside from franchise stalwarts Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels missing time this year. Throw it all in a blender, and what do you have? A .500 team in the NL East. If you're new here (which about 90% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from the playoffs, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated. What Went Right: CHOOOOOOOOOOOOCH. Catcher Carlos Ruiz had a career year at age 33, and gave t...
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