Sure, it's usually the massive home run hitters or elite starting pitchers that make the most money, but I think that most baseball fans would agree that the speedsters are the most exciting.
It's watching guys swipe two bags in a single inning, or bust it around second heading for a triple, or to take that even further, watching them attempt the so-called "most exciting play in baseball"—the inside-the-park home run—that forces our hearts to skip a beat.
The Philadelphia Phillies have had their fair share of speedsters throughout their history.
Observers of today's team have watched Jimmy Rollins set the table at the top of the Phillies' lineup for years. Shane Victorino was recently traded, but does the "Flyin' Hawaiian" have a spot on this list?
If speedsters truly are the most exciting players in the game, then you can consider this the most exciting all-time Phillies' roster of, well, all-time. It is dedicated to the base thieves, those with a proficiency for the triple, and some of the most explosive defenders of all-time.
Of course, there isn't always a place for a speedy player on an MLB roster, so this one will certainly be unique in its on way, and deserving of a special note:
*Note: While starting pitchers have certainly made a name for themselves on the base paths in the past and present, members of the bullpen have not. Obviously, there won't be a bullpen on this team. Well, not for pitchers anyway.
This club's "bullpen" will be more like a list of honorable mentions. A "bullpen" of pinch-runners, if you will, listed in order and noted.
So with that in mind, check out this unique, all-time, all-speed roster. If nothing else, they'd be fun to watch.