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It looks like viewers will witness a very solid year in 2011 watching the Philadelphia Phillies online. The pitching rotation, as well as the batting lineup, looks fairly impressive. In fact, although the season is still very young, the Phils sit atop the east division well ahead of the mediocre Mets and Braves and a couple ahead of the Marlines and Nats.

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That impressive starting lineup includes First basemen Frank Howard who is an essential component to the Phils potent offense. He is the power hitter who projects that team swagger while maintaining Philadelphia’s stability. Howard should continue his prolific at-bats this season with towering home runs, tantalizing triples yet also contribute an unwelcome amount of Ks. It should also amount to a worrisome season for Howard fans since his contract is up this year.

Where Howard is dependent upon for his hit-producing bat, Second Baseman Chase Utley is looked to for his stellar defensive glove. Utley has been signed through 2013. Fans and management alike look for quite a few years coolly manning second base robbing opponents of through-the-infield hits. On the other side of the bag, Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been the energizing force for the Phillies for quite a few seasons and expect more in 2011. Although he fought off injuries in 2010, batting .248, only playing in 69 games, he should return to full form in the 2011 season. The unsung hero of the Phil’s 2010 season was Third Baseman Placido Polanco. He was the only starting player on the roster batting more than .300.

He also produces that ground-ball scream of death since his patrol is deadly for opposing batters at Citizens Bank Park.