As Ryan Howard watched a 3-2 pitch from closer Brian Wilson catch the plate, the 2010 Philadelphia Phillies season was over. An unsatisfying taste was left in the mouths of the team, manager, front office and the fans. This team, which had traded for Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt in the past year, had expectations of World Series or bust.
Consider 2010 a bust.
While there were feel good moments such as Halladay's perfect game and playoff no-hitter and the team's rally in the second half to win the NL East, ultimately they did not reach their goal of playing in a third straight World Series as the National League Champions.
Last off season, they saw themselves upgrade at third grade and acquire Roy Halladay. What will the Phillies do before Opening Day 2011?
Here are five goals for the Philadelphia Phillies offseason.