The Phillies Should Steal This Upcoming Free Agent Away From the Mets After the 2020 Season

Jason Schandl
The Philadelphia Phillies should steal this upcoming free agent away from the New York Mets next offseason.
The Philadelphia Phillies should steal this upcoming free agent away from the New York Mets next offseason. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images
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The NL East is one of the MLB's most competitive divisions, and the Philadelphia Phillies felt the downside of that in 2019, as they fell back to fourth in the standings after climbing to third in 2018.

Competition in the East is cutthroat, and that's why the Phillies would be wise to steal Jake Marisnick away from the New York Mets when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

The Phillies aren't exactly hurting for outfielders, but Andrew McCutchen isn't getting any younger and Jay Bruce is set to be an unrestricted free agent next year as well. Marisnick is a versatile piece that can fill in across the board, with over 40 games played in all three outfield spots over his career.

Marisnick has been an up-and-down hitter throughout his carer, but he's definitely shown some pop with isolated slugging (ISO) marks of at least .175 in each of the last three seasons. He's also been terrific in the field throughout his seven years in the majors.

Marisnick isn't a huge piece in the Mets organization, but they brought him in this offseason for a reason. Stealing him away and adding a plus defender to their own outfield would be a win-win for the Phillies.


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