Commentary

Phillies could match 1971 Orioles

Halladay, Oswalt, Lee and Hamels all project as 15-game winners in 2011

Originally Published: December 14, 2010
By Dan Szymborski | Special to ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesLee and company could just mow people down next year in the NL East.

Let's put this simply: With Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt, the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies rotation isn't meant to just win; it's meant to demolish other teams.

The least -- least -- valuable member of the Phillies' 2011 front four, Oswalt, is projected to go 15-7 with a 3.40 ERA, according to the ZiPS projection models. If you're a fan of the Atlanta Braves or New York Mets, this is not good news.