The Phillies are looking very good. They just clinched the National League East for the fourth time in a row, and they are going to head into the postseason soon. Earlier in the season, we probably wouldn't have expected this, but here they are, looking great.
With October coming up and a playoff berth guaranteed for the Phillies, it brings up a big question: Will this team do as good of a job in the postseason as they have done in the last few years?
The Phillies have won three consecutive division titles and two consecutive National League titles. They have had a very good team in the past, so I am going to talk about this team versus the teams in the past three years.
I will arrange it into three categories: additions and losses, advantages and disadvantages, and similarities and differences.