The Phillies have had the best record in the National League for the majority of the 2011 season. They are in the midst of the most anticipated season in the entire 121-year history of Phillies baseball.
They have four of the top 15 pitchers in baseball in Halladay, Lee, Oswalt and Hamels. They have some of the most popular players in the game in Utley, Howard, Rollins and Victorino.
This team's core was built from the inside-out, with many of their key cogs being home-grown players. Those home-grown players helped lead the Phillies into the best decade of Phillies baseball ever.
The Phillies kept on winning and they kept raking in the cash. Consequently, they were able to bring in some of the biggest names in the game, whether it was via trade or free agency.
We all know the offseason acquisitions that were brought in by the Phillies that made significant impacts towards the team's success, but allow me to play GM for a moment. After all, I led the "Fire Ed Wade" chants at Citizens Bank Park and the Vet for many years.
Here are the five worst free-agent signings in Philadelphia Phillies history.