Opening day is only seven days away, which means it’s time to ponder and predict what the Philadelphia Phillies will accomplish in the 2011 baseball season. They go into this season with one of the best pitching rotations in baseball history and are the presumptive favorites to represent the National League in the World Series.

From Ryan Howard’s potential bombs over the left field fence at Citizens Bank park to Raul Ibanez’s crucial role with the absence of Jason Werth, we look at these 10 bold predictions for the 2011 Phillies baseball season.

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