Presidents Day has passed. Pitchers and catchers have reported. Soon there will be cracks of the bats and gloves in Clearwater, Florida, and the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies will take the field with a view to making history.
For years now, Philadelphia has enjoyed the services of several of the finest players ever to put on the Phillies uniform—guys like Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Cole Hamels.
But in the last couple of years, the Phillies have really upped the ante, acquiring Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cliff Lee again in an effort to put together the finest rotation in not only Phillies history, but perhaps baseball history as well.
What better time, then, to take a look at the history of the Philadelphia Phillies and reflect upon the top 100 Philadelphia Phillies of all-time.
It is a list that could very soon be turned on its ear.