It hasn't been a word used to describe the Philadelphia Phillies season. This is a club entering unfamiliar territory, at least compared to the last five seasons or so. Entering play on July 4, the Phillies are 36-46. They're 10 games under the .500 mark, 12 games out of first place in the National League East, and nine games out of a Wild Card spot.
If you're looking for a word to describe the Phillies through the first half, "dominated" is more like it.
But there's hope for this club. They played the first half without the help of three All-Star players: Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Roy Halladay. All three will be on the field for the second half of the season. It may be too little, too late to make a real difference, but at least there's hope.
So as the Phillies teeter on the periphery of being sellers or being buyers, we'll take a look at the chances of each roster player having a dominant second half. Will the odds be high enough to keep this team in the postseason race?