Inconsistancy Equals Champion : What Could Of Been

francis vetterContributor INovember 3, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 31:  Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks off the field against the New York Yankees in Game Three of the 2009 MLB World Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 31, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Phillies 93-69 in the regular season. Winning the NLeast again. Dominating the NL postseason for the second year in a row.But Imagine what could of been If we didnt have a closer with 11 blown saves and a 0-8 record.. or a set-up man with 6 blown saves.

A year of inconsistant play from our bullpen and starting pitches could of ruined what could of been the best year in phillie history.We have one true Starter then Won when he took the mound in J.A. Happ the rest you just didnt know.We lose a Struggling Jamie Moyer, Chan Ho Park who was spectacular in the preseason wasnt that good when the games started to count.

Cole Hamels are Ace for more then Half the season finished 10-11.A game below .500 on the season.How did we win 93 games? I sit back and reflect on the year and think about what could of been.Cole was never right this year.17 blown save is not acceptable.11 of the 17 should of been wins considering you can be perfect every year.

Thank God we got Cliff Lee and Pedro Martinez.The guys who saved are season.Who made us a World Series contender again.At the beginning of the year if you asked me who do i want in game 7 the answer was easy and came quick "COLE HAMELS" now im afraid of him starting a game 7.

We have alot of holes in the offseason to address in are rotation.Also and third base. If Roy Holladay is on the market in the offseason go after him.Cole Hamels is Tradable after this performance.Lackey Grienke also wanna leave thier divison and teams. The Phillies have Options and they need to make a choice.

If they want to get back to the World Series again they have to have a deeper Rotation then Lee,Pedro,Happ,Myers,and Blanton.Im hoping for a game 7! Lets go Phillies!