After a disappointing 81-81 season in 2019 which cost Gabe Kapler his job, the Philadelphia Phillies bring back the key parts of that team whilst adding potential stars for both their offence and pitching. However, in a competitive NL east, Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projects them to win just 76.8 games.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ infield is starting to take shape while the MLB Winter Meetings are going on in San Diego. The team signed free agent shortstop Didi Gregorius to a one-year deal worth $14 million that won’t see them lose a draft pick as his former club, the New York Yankees, didn’t offer him a
Cincinnati Reds are still looking to end their sub-.500 streak. After much hope, and some curious offseason moves, the 2019 campaign was like many others. Their winning percentage started with a four, though it was their best record since 2014. They were a long way off the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and St Louis Cardinals.
Though the division race would appear to be almost wrapped up for the New York Yankees in the AL East with just over 100 games played this season, they certainly will not want complacency to set in just yet, and the upcoming 4-game series with their bitter rivals at Fenway Park is set up to be a cracker.
Injury to Didi could alter the Yankees offseason plans.