A Look Back at the 2011 Phillies: The Best There Never Was?

The 2011 Philadelphia Phillies went 102-60, and headed into the playoffs after clinching their fifth straight National League East division title on September 14th. They were the heavy favorites to win the World Series at 3-1 odds, but their October run ended quickly. In the NLDS, the St. Louis Cardinals eliminated the Phillies, and eventually went on to win the 2011 World Series. That makes you think.. Could the Phillies have been one of the best major league baseball teams of all time had they gotten past the Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs? We will never know.