The Phillies have the best record in the National League and they are on pace for 102 wins. They also have the best starting pitching in Major League Baseball.
Their bullpen has been dominant from the back-end and the lineup is showing signs of life. The Phillies have battled through a myriad of injuries thus far and are finally getting healthy.
They still have not played a single game with their projected starting lineup this season. With all of the problems and potential detractors facing this team, they keep on winning.
Any baseball fan would be kidding themselves if they did not believe the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies is a legitimate World Series contender. Some of the glaring holes on the Phillies may fix themselves with injuries, but some of their weaknesses need to be fixed internally.
Ben Francisco as the everyday starter is an issue that needs to be rectified before it is too late. A starting right fielder with a .229 batting average and a noodle for an arm is not suitable for World Series contention.
Here are the top-five solutions to the Ben Francisco problem.