The 2010 Phillies beat out the 2010 Atlanta Braves for the NL East title. But in the postseason, Philly will have to beat the ghosts of the 1991-2005 Atlanta Braves. What? Well, hopefully it’ll make more sense by the end of this slideshow.
Right now, the Phillies have their own “Big Three,” and with it, a great chance to win their second World Series in three years.
But if the 2010 Phils fail to go all the way this October, they might forever be haunted by the apparitions of all those rotation-rich Braves teams who seemed “built for the postseason,” but still fell short.
As expected, Atlanta usually got very good starting pitching in the playoffs during those years, but were repeatedly undone by a weak offense and a poor bullpen.
Sure, the 2010 Phils have a great rotation, but what about the other aspects of their team? Do they really have what it takes to win it all?