Can Phils Repeat?: Phillies Off To a Good Start. Can We Keep It Up?

Tim PergolinContributor IApril 8, 2010

WASHINGTON - APRIL 05:  Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The Phillies are off to a good start, can we go to a third World Series in a row? Sports Illustrated thinks we can. I do too.

Sports Illustrated pick the Phillies to win the World Series against the Rays. I woundent be surprised.

With the aquirments of Roy Halladay and Placido Palonco, we are off to a solid start.

But with the loss of steady Joe Blanton due to injury we could have a better start but im satisfied with what we have been doing.

Of course we have been doing it against the Nationals.

One thing that worries me is Brad Lidge. Out for the start due to injury, i dont care about that, Ryan Madison can handle it for a month. What im worried about is how will he bounce back from have an average season at best.

I am really excited to see Roy Halladay pitch against the harder teams like the Mets, Cardinals, Yankees and Red Sox(when that time comes) with a good defencive team behind him.

I am really excited for Raul Ibanez, or I was. He was amazing, no, amazing isnt a good enough word, OUTSTANDING. Especialy coming from the Mariners. But he is off to a bad start. He has less then a .100 batting average and choked when we needed him in the 9th inning.

Another is Jamie Moyer. He was in the bullpen for most of last season then was crying when we got Pedro. Im not sure if i want a guy older than my dad in the starting rotation. I would like to see what Kyle Kendrick can do after a couple season of not starting.

I think that the Phillies can win the World Series and my favorite part of this team that that their a dynasty, they will be back in playoff contention is many years to come.