The Philadelphia Phillies showed their hand on Monday when they introduced their four aces with a jack kicker pitching rotation on Monday.
The Phillies have placed their pitchers in this order: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton. This is one of the best (if not thee best) pitching rotation to exist in over fifty years, according to MLB coumnist, Hal Bodley.
Expectations are high for the Phillies this year with their legitimate pitching. Anything less than a World Series Championship will be thought of as a failure, but the Phillies are more than ready to take on the challenge in an attempt to bring back MLB supremacy to the city of "Brotherly Love".
Though three-of-the-five pitchers (Halladay, Lee and Oswalt) in the rotation have never been a MLB champion, it only fuels the Philly fire even more.
Their opponents are in for a battle this season, starting Feb. 27 when the Phillies open up their Spring Training games against the New York Yankees.