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30/30: To stay same, Phils must change

Phillies keep teams off-balance with off-speed pitch

Originally Published: March 29, 2009
By ESPN Stats & Information | Special to Insider

The Phillies rode their offense and bullpen, not to mention the left arm of NLCS and World Series MVP Cole Hamels, to their second world championship in their 127-year history in 2008. With past and future MVP's in the lineup, Gold Glovers all over the field, and Cy Young candidates in the rotation and bullpen, the Phillies are poised for a stretch of playoff appearances. Looking at the slightly tweaked 2009 team, can they repeat their success from last season?


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