Each Philadelphia Phillies Player's Season Explained in 140 Characters or Less

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Each Philadelphia Phillies Player's Season Explained in 140 Characters or Less
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The last place Philadelphia Phillies.

For a team with one of baseball's largest payrolls, it doesn't seem like much of a possibility, but somehow, it's something that the Phillies have managed to accomplish.

Just a year after assembling the "four aces," the Phillies are stuck in the National League East's cellar. They went from having two Roys in the rotation to having none, though Roy Halladay will return, but who's to say that the division crown isn't out of reach by that point?

The Phillies' disabled list has looked more like their 25-man roster than their 25-man roster this season. Halladay, Ryan Howard, Jose Contreras, Michael Martinez, Chase Utley, Justin De Fratus, Cliff Lee, Michael Stutes, Jim Thome, David Herndon, Laynce Nix, Vance Worley and Freddy Galvis have all hit the DL this season.

In more ways than one, it sure seems like a lost cause. The rhetoric has always been that if the Phillies could keep in the race with their big names on the DL, they would be able to jump back into the lead at some point once they returned.

But that possibility seems like it slips further and further away with each passing day. It may be time to admit that the Phillies, as they are currently constructed, just can't make a run this year. Sure, they were dealt a bad hand, but that's not an excuse.

Maybe it's time to retool.

Until then, here's a clever way of showing you what went wrong (or right, in that rare moment) for each of the Phillies' players this season—in just 140 characters.

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