Originally posted on NBC Philadelphia  |  Last updated 1/4/12
Every day this month, we here at Philthy Stuff will be sharing the resolutions of each member of the Phillies and what they can do to guide this team back to October. Next up, Antonio Bastardo. Coming into 2011, the expectations for the Phillies' bullpen were tempered o say the least. Aside from Ryan Madson, who was unfortunately relegated to eighth inning duty, there wasn't too much to look forward to in the late innings. After all, Brad Lidge was injured, Jose Contreras was 38-years-old, and J.C. Romero, was, well, J.C. Romero. Although the 'pen was able to get the job done while in a constant state of flux early on, it wasn't too long before everything fell into place. Coincidentally, it was around the time that Ryan Madson won the closer's job while Bastardo, who didn't really have a role, was slotted into the eighth inning as the primary set-up man. He would go on to be one of the best tools at Charlie Manuel's disposal, and despite a hiccup towards the end of the season, would...
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