Two things are inherently true about the Philadelphia Phillies: The roster is full of talent and that talent is being paid a ton of money.
We live in an era and love a game in which getting a good deal is vastly important, and when the Phillies have nearly $200 million invested into the payroll, one can only wonder whether or not that money is being spent wisely.
Are two, possibly three by the end of this off-season, starting pitchers truly worth $20 million a season? If the Phillies were to ink Cole Hamels to a lucrative contract extension, it would be the first time in history a team housed three pitchers that expensive.
What about Ryan Howard? Was that huge contract extension worth it?
In this slideshow, we will take a look back at the 2011 season, comparing each player's performance to the money he made, ranking who provided the biggest bang for the Phillies' buck, and how that will be impacted on the 2012 roster.