One Of The Phillies’ Top Threats Just Got Weaker
The Philadelphia Phillies have not won the NL East since 2011.
But, their 2023 roster might be the best they have had over the past decade.
After signing Trea Turner, Taijuan Walker, and Craig Kimbrel, the Phillies have shown they are serious about competing.
The NL East is one of the toughest divisions in baseball, having three teams make the playoffs last year.
One team that was having a great offseason was the New York Mets.
They looked much improved, especially after agreeing to terms on a deal with Carlos Correa.
Having a lineup of Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, and Carlos Correa was going to be a problem in the National League.
But, the Phillies will not have to worry about that anymore.
After concerns about Correa’s physical, the Mets wanted to come to a new agreement with the shortstop.
But, he decided to leave that contract on the table and go back to the Minnesota Twins.
This has been a weird offseason for Correa, who has already agreed to deals with three different teams.
Carlos Correa lost $150 million over the course of one offseason. pic.twitter.com/7MByhv1WiG
— Baseball Is Dead (@baseballisdead_) January 10, 2023
It remains to be seen if Correa will put the pen to paper with the Twins or not.
But, for the Phillies it is good he is expected to be out of the NL East.
Looking at the top lineups in the NL East, the Phillies look to have the best when fully healthy.
They have a great mixture of power hitters and Turner adds a speed threat that was absent in years past.
The NL East race will be competitive in 2023, and the Mets not signing Correa opened the door for the Phillies.
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