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Olney: Phillies Still Have The Top Rotation In Baseball

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Despite some big additions by the Angels, Marlins, and Nats, ESPN's Buster Olney still has the Phillies at the top of his list of of the top 20 rotations in baseball.

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The Phillies lived up to the hype in 2011, leading the majors in starters' ERA by a little less than half a run. Roy Halladay is going to the Hall of Fame regardless of whether he throws another pitch, Cliff Lee was intermittently the most dominant pitcher in the majors during parts of the 2011 season, and Cole Hamels is exceptional and will be on a mission next season, as he prepares for free agency. When Roy Oswalt had back trouble, Vance Worley stepped in and held opponents to a .666 OPS (as a starting pitcher).

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