MLB Executives Point to Phillies Getting Over the Hump in 2023 With Recent Survey

David Kaestle
MLB executives believe the Phillies are one of the MLB's most improved teams.
MLB executives believe the Phillies are one of the MLB's most improved teams. / Associated Press

Across Major League Baseball, many pitchers and catchers have already reported to Spring Training, which is set to officially begin for everyone in the coming days. With the majority of big offseason moves already completed and rosters close to being set, the picture of the 2023 MLB season is really taking shape.

Jason Stark from The Athletic spoke with 29 anonymous executives, scouts, coaches and front office members throughout baseball to take a survey and get some honest answers on some of the biggest questions surrounding the MLB offseason and upcoming 2023 season.

One question Stark asked was about the most improved team in both the American and National Leagues. The leading vote-getters in the NL were the Philadelphia Phillies with 23 votes.

Philadelphia Phillies Offseason

Fresh off a World Series appearance, this has to make Phillies fans feel great. The team may have surprised some folks with their playoff run last season, but they didn't see that as a chance to get complacent. Instead, Philadelphia pushed forward and made some big splashes this offseason, including signing star shortstop Trea Turner.

Additions to both their starting rotation in Taijuan Walker and bullpen in Craig Kimbrel, Gregory Soto and Matt Strahm have this new-look Phillies team poised for another run, and the smartest minds in baseball wholeheartedly agree.

Philadelphia currently has +1400 odds to win the 2023 World Series, which are the seventh-best odds in baseball according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest MLB odds.

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