2000: Pat Burrell and Jimmy Rollins arrived this year. Curt Schilling and Terry Francona exited, both moving on to World Series stardom in other cities. Despite playing in just 111 games, Burrell led NL rookies in homers (18) and RBIs (79). Rollins was a September call-up. 2008: Ten years after he was the top overall pick in the draft, he has averaged 31 homers and 98 RBIs the last four seasons, helping the Phils win division titles in 2007 and 2008 and will be a free agent after the World Series.
Jim Salisbury was the Phillies beat writer for The Inquirer in 2000.