Phillies Hope to Play, Win More Games in Second Half of Season


Tonight, baseball returns from its interminable hiatus, and finally, after a mere two and a half more months of games, we’ll have our answers to those questions we’ve asked all All-Star Break.

Jul 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder John Mayberry (15) celebrates getting the game winning walk off RBI single with teammates during the tenth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the White Sox 4-3 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

So, what are the Phillies planning?  Something sinister and specific, no doubt.

That’s right. The big reveal happened. Sources and headlines say that the Phillies do, in fact, plan on winning some more games; hopefully enough to make some sort of impression on the post season. It’s a radical take on what many decided months ago was a dead season.

What makes the Phillies think they can keep winning at baseball?  Well, they started winning more before the All-Star Break.  It should also be noted that most of the Phillies’ players want to be on the team.  And players that are supposed to be bad might be good for no reason.  Did you know that the Phillies currently employ:

  • The 2012 ALCS MVP
  • The 2008 NLCS MVP
  • The 2008 World Series MVP
  • The 2011 Catch of the Year winner
  • The 2007 NL MVP
  • The 2006 NL MVP
  • The 2006 Home Run Derby champ
  • The 2003 and 2008 AL Cy Young winners, and the 2010 NL Cy Young Winner
  • The 2000 Rookie of the Year second runner-up

All of which translates, accounting for injuries and some of those accolades being the same guy two or three times and also aging, into about 0.4 wins, if I’m making these numbers up correctly.

The second half Phillies: The intention is baseball!