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 have agreed to sign starting pitcher Zack Wheeler on a five-year, $118 million deal as reported by Marc Carig.
The 2019 MLB free agent class will go down in history with a great deal of star pitching and many teams with obvious needs on the mound. Most eyes are on Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Madison Bumgarner – two World Series MVPs and a total of three generational aces.
Since losing to the San Francisco Giants on the 21st July, the New York Mets are the hottest team in baseball, winning 13 of their last 15 games and muscling their way into the heart of an intense National League wildcard race.
The New York Yankees missed out on trading for Trevor Bauer on Wednesday night with the trade deadline just hours away.
The Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants are ‘engaged’ in trade talks for Madison Bumgarner, per Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown.
While the Mets will be losing very little next year and this deal puts the 2020 team in even better situation, it was a buyer-type acquisition that has more impact on the team’s battle to change the outcome of the season, and that’s one of the reasons why Syndergaard is not going anywhere.
New York Mets were one of MLB's busiest teams this offseason, adding several big names through trade and free agency.