We honestly couldn’t be more excited for the 2023 Philadelphia Phillies season after what was nothing but an exhilarating end to their 2022 campaign. Ultimately losing to the Houston Astros in the World Series, this team is out for revenge after a very active off-season.
The biggest move being adding Trea Turner who played for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals (at the same time Bryce Harper was on the team. Turner will be the Phillies’ newest shortstop moving Bryson Stott to the second base position. They signed Turner to a massive 11-year, $300 million contract.
The Phillies also added Taijuan Walker (previously with the New York Mets) to the back-end of their rotation, as Kyle Gibson and Noah Syndergaard departed from the team.
The club’s bullpen is starting to look a whole lot better as well with the signing of Matt Strahm and Craig Kimbrel plus the traded for All-Star closer Gregory Soto.
The NL EAST will be very competitive this year, in fact, Fanduel has the Phillies as the third most likely to win the division. Here’s according to SI.com…
The Phillies have not won a division title since 2011. According to odds from Fanduel, the Phillies are the third-best choice to win the National League East this year at plus-300. The New York Mets are plus-135 and the Atlanta Braves are plus-140.
Let’s prove them wrong with that one. But don’t be worried, because the playoffs have expanded to the three-playoff spots now!