Phillies: Power Ranking Players from the 2008 World Series Championship

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate with their fans after they won 4-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate with their fans after they won 4-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 30: Jimmy Rollins
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 30: Jimmy Rollins /

6. “I think we are the <em>team to beat</em> in the NL East — finally.” Those words from Jimmy Rollins kicked off the first of five consecutive division titles in Philadelphia. Rollins’ bold claim in 2007 that the Phillies could beat teams such as the Braves and Mets may have taken some aback, but he held true to his word.  Rollins became the fourth player in baseball history to join the 20-20-20-20 club with 20 doubles, triples, home runs, and stolen bases in a season. He also became the second Phillie to ever reach the 30-30 club with 30 home runs and stolen bases in a year. Production dipped in 2008 coming off the MVP season, but Rollins picked up his second consecutive Gold Glove with 57 extra-base hits and a career-high 47 stolen bases. Rollins averaged a hit a game during the playoffs with five between games three and four. J-Roll would play 15 seasons in Philadelphia and become the franchise’s all-time hits leader, passing Mike Schmidt in 2014 before being traded the following offseason. A Hall of Fame case will be made for Rollins, but as the franchise hit leader he’s destined to have his number 11 officially retired in Philadelphia.. 154 hits, 57 XBH, 47 SB. . Jimmy Rollins. 2. team

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