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Where did the Phillies roster come from?

Of the 25 active players on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, just nine won rings in 2008. Time flies, eh?

Where did the Phillies roster come from?

For the 11th straight season, Jimmy Rollins will be the Phillies starting shortstop. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
For the 11th straight season, Jimmy Rollins will be the Phillies starting shortstop. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Of the 25 active players on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, just nine won rings in 2008. Time flies, eh?

DRAFT PICKS (5)
Cole Hamels -- Selected in 1st round (17th overall) of 2002 draft
Ryan Howard -- Selected in 5th round of 2001 draft
Kyle Kendrick -- Selected in 7th round of 2003 draft
Ryan Madson -- Selected in 9th round of 1998 draft
Jimmy Rollins -- Selected in 2d round of 1996 draft

TRADES (5)
Joe Blanton -- Acquired from Oakland for Adrian Cardenas, Josh Outman and Matt Spencer, July 17, 2008
Ben Francisco -- Acquired from Cleveland with Cliff Lee for Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, Jason Knapp and Lou Marson, July 29, 2009
Roy Halladay -- Acquired from Toronto for Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor and Travis d'Arnaud, Dec. 16, 2009
John Mayberry Jr. -- Acquired from Texas for Greg Golson, Nov. 20, 2008
Roy Oswalt -- Acquired from Houston for J.A. Happ, Anthony Gose and Jonathan Villar, July 29, 2010

FREE AGENT (7)
Danys Baez -- Signed Jan. 5, 2010
Jose Contreras -- Signed Jan. 28, 2010
Ross Gload -- Signed Dec. 16, 2009
Raul Ibanez -- Signed Dec. 16, 2008
Cliff Lee -- Signed Dec. 15, 2010
Placido Polanco -- Signed Dec. 3, 2009
Brian Schneider -- Signed Dec. 1, 2009

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Which Phillies starter is in the best condition for this season?
Joe Blanton
 
  124 (10.1%)
Roy Halladay
 
  961 (78.2%)
Cole Hamels
 
  65 (5.3%)
Cliff Lee
 
  50 (4.1%)
Roy Oswalt
 
  29 (2.4%)
Total votes = 1229

MINOR-LEAGUE FREE AGENT (3)
Pete Orr -- Signed Nov. 11, 2010
J.C. Romero -- Signed June 22, 2007
Wilson Valdez -- Signed Nov. 20, 2009

INTERNATIONAL FREE AGENT (2)
Antonio Bastardo -- Signed Feb. 17, 2005
Carlos Ruiz -- Signed Dec. 4, 1998

RULE 5 DRAFT (3)
David Herndon -- Selected Dec. 10, 2009
Michael Martinez -- Selected Dec. 9, 2010
Shane Victorino -- Selected Dec. 13, 2004

Willing to bet the Phillies are the only team in the majors with three former Rule 5 picks on their Opening Day roster.

For Mayberry and Martinez, it is their first time on an Opening Day roster.


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