The Philadelphia Phillies were picked for great things- in 1979. In that year, after three straight division championships followed by less-than-stellar performances in the playoffs, the Phillies were picked to win it all by many experts. Unfortunately, those experts were wrong. Even with acquisitions such as Pete Rose, the 1979 Phillies limped through the season, finishing in a disappointing fourth place. The same experts who predicted great things for the Phils in 1979 had hopped off the bandwagon in 1980. The articles in this section are some of the "scouting reports" on the Phillies, with predictions for what was to happen in 1980.