A Philadelphia Phillie has won an MVP for the first time since Jimmy Rollins in 2007. This is a very nice feeling. Unfortunately, Bryce Harper is an MVP for a team that didn't make the playoffs. He's three years into his contract and we're still juuuuust missing the playoffs. This really needs to change.
Anyway, in 2011, the Phillies were the best team in the NL by far, and therefore completely beatable in a playoff scenario, as the Cardinals would find out. There were a lot of Phillies All-Stars, though not all of them made the Update set, mainly because Placido Polanco and Shane Victorino didn't actually play in the game.
Tomorrow, some truly interesting figures from the 2005 Pirates.