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Philadelphia Phillies at the Quarter Pole: A 41-Game Review

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Philadelphia Phillies are a quarter of the way through their defense of their World Series championship.  Thus far, through the accolades and mourning, this Phillies team has proven to be as strong as the team that brought home the title in 2008.

Offensively, an already strong offense has become even more deadly to opposing pitchers with the acquistion of left fielder Raul Ibanez.  There were many questions about Ibanez's age and fielding ability.

However, whatever questions there were about Ibanez have been silenced up to this point as Ibanez leads the majors with 17 home runs and 43 RBI; numbers no one expected from the 36 year old.

Being as big of a Pat Burrell fan as anybody, it was sad...

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