As one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, the Phillies also have one of the most interesting histories in the sport. With World Series titles in 1980 and most recently in 2008, Philadelphia is used to winning baseball, but they are also accustomed to losing in the 2010's. After winning five straight division titles from 2007 to 2011 thanks to an ensemble cast of hitters (MVP's Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins) and pitchers (Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt), the Phillies have not finished above .500 since 2011 and haven't won more than 73 games in a season since 2012.
Last season, the Phillies showed an eight-win improvement on 2015 and hope to continue to rebuild in the coming years to once again contend for the NL East crown.
Philadelphia Phillies Next Regular Season Game
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In 2016, the Phillies were last in the National League in runs scored, batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage, and all that adds up to low-scoring games.
While there was an improvement overall in the Philadelphia Phillies game schedule in 2016, finishing 71-91 after losing 99 games the season prior, it was the finish to the season that could be of concern.
The Phillies were a decent team in the first half of 2016, going 42-48 and at one point sitting seven games above .500 at 22-15. But in the second half of the season the Phillies slumped to 29-43.
What Are The Current Philadelphia Phillies Standings
In the midst of a transitional phase, the Philadelphia Phillies are not currently positioned to contend for a National League East Division title.
The best they can hope for is to climb another step up the standings after finishing fourth in 2016.
Looking to stop gap while some of their kids develop, the Phillies dipped into the free agent market to add outfielders Michael Saunders and Howie Kendrick, starting pitcher Clay Buchholz and reliever Joaquin Benoit.
Herrera A Pleasant Surprise For Phillies
The Phillies rolled the dice in 2015, grabbing Odubel Herrera from Texas in the Rule 5 Draft, and then converting the second baseman into a centerfielder.
Herrera went to another level of ability in 2016. He hit .286 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, 25 stolen bases and 87 runs, as well as a .361 slugging percentage and .420 on-base percentage. Seeing Herrera as a big part of their future, after an all-star season the Phillies rewarded him with a five-year, $30.5 million contract.
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