It will take more than three wins against the terrible Colorado Rockies and the very injured Los Angeles Dodgers to save the Phillies' season from being a bust.
Five straight National League East titles, three megastar aces returning—the Phillies were ticketed everywhere to get back to the postseason. No, they probably were not going to win 102 games again, but with a second wild card in play, it seemed nearly impossible that a team of this pedigree could lose its way.
Well, their recent three-game win streak brought them all the way back to...40-51, 13 games out of the division lead and four games out of fourth place in the division. That tempting second wild card? Ten games away.
You can call this season anything you like. I am calling it a bust.
The Phillies have a lot of company in decimating the hopes of fanbases. Meet the devastating bust teams of the past decade.
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