2010 record/finish: 97-65, first place, lost in NLCS
Manager: Charlie Manuel (7th season)
Key additions: LHP Cliff Lee, 2B Luis Castillo, OF Delwyn Young
Key losses: LHP Jamie Moyer, OF Jayson Werth, RHP Chad Durbin
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Outlook: They made offseason headlines by acquiring Lee to fill out a starting rotation of Roy Halladay, Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels. It’s been called one of the best in baseball history. Based on numbers and history, it’s tough to argue with that label. But for the first time in quite a while, there are questions about the Phillies’ offense. Werth, who was a heavy contributor, left in free agency and Chase Utley, Placido Polanco and Domonic Brown are all going to start the season on the disabled list.
Player to watch: SS Jimmy Rollins. He’s been injured often the past few seasons, but heading into a contract year, he’s going to want to play well and the Phillies need it badly.
Will win the east if … they can score 3 runs a game. Pitching is that good.