Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/3/12
The Phillies 2012 season ended with a quiet 81-81 whimper.  To say that this season was a disappointment for Phillies fans is a major understatement. But it is time to look for the highlights of the 2012 season.  A review of the Phillies play leads me to just two players that could be the Phillies 2012 MVP. Pitcher Cole Hamels had a career high 17 wins this season and could have easily hit 20 or more if the team had given him some run support and the bull pin could have done their job.  How many times this season did he leave up a run or two after 7 or 8 solid innings only to have the game slip away.  A solid year to be sure.  The Cy Young would have been a real possibility if the Phillies had made the playoffs. But this effort may still not have been enough to be the MVP. Carlos Ruiz had a career year and was far and above the Phillies best player this season.  114 games Played, 56 runs scored, 32 doubles, 16 HRs, .325 batting average and a .394 on base percentage.  This play helpe...
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