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Phillies, Padres are among the top 5 winners of the 2022-2023 MLB season

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What an unusual thing for all 30 clubs in Major League Baseball. Some clubs have launched big free agents, while others have quietly gone under the radar and haven’t made the same headlines as the bigger market teams.

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Let’s recap the MLB offseason so far, and in doing so let’s rank the five “winners” of the MLB offseason to date.

MLB offseason winner: 5. Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies had a complete misfit, which is why they are on this list. Their winter roster was topped by the National League champion Signed by superstar shortstop Tria Turner to an 11-year, $300 million deal. To add to their already amassed collection, Philadelphia installed rookie replacement Bryson Stott, and his replacement happened to be a perennial MVP candidate.

Not only did Philadelphia sign Turner, but also former New York Met Taeguan Walker to a four-year contract and traded him for quelling flame Gregory Soto. The Phillies are off on a magic carpet ride to the Fall Classic where they fell short, and may have turned an 87-win team into one of the National League giants this winter.

MLB offseason winner: 4. New York Yankees

I expected this, and they made it happen. The New York Yankees, 27-time World Series champions, should be on this list, in large part because of a much-needed signing. After hitting a record with 62 home runs and earning American League MVP honors for the boot, Aaron Judge I signed a contract for nine years worth $360 million.

Not only did New York retain their most threatening offensive weapon in the Bronx, but they also added perennial Cy Young Award nominee Carlos Rodon to the mix. After winning 99 games the previous season, adding these two players to their roster has solidified the Bronx Bombers as the fourth-best offseason player this winter.

MLB Off-Season Winner: 3. Houston Astros

The reigning FIFA World Cup champions just got a whole lot better this winter. Is this possible? Yes it is. The 107-win Houston Ball Club, which defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in a thrilling six games in the Fall Classic, didn’t lose much. In fact, they added 2020 MVP Jose Abreu. Heading the Houston roster in some of the rankings will be Jose Altuve, Jeremy Peña, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Abreu, and Kyle Tucker. The Astros didn’t have to do much to keep their star-studded squad in tip-top, ensuring them a spot in the standings.

MLB offseason winner: 2. New York Mets

Despite the fallout from Carlos Correa, the New York Mets were still plagued by annoyances. The addition of Justin Verlander and Kodai Singha certainly helps, and bolsters the lineup with retaining hitter Brandon Nimmo keeping their National League East title hopes alive. New York also resigned its star closer, Edwin Diaz, and strengthened its rules for 2023.

There are so many names the Mets have added or retained this winter that there are too many to be summed up in this ranking, but know that New York will certainly be a major league polesitter going into the 2023 season.

MLB offseason winner: 1. San Diego Padres

AJ Preller is at it again. A few months after adding Juan Soto to their lineup, San Diego has added another superstar to their talented roster. After jamming with Aaron Judge and Trea Turner, the Padres signed Xander Bogaerts to an 11-year contract.

Add the star shortstop to a lineup consisting of Matt Carpenter, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Jake Cronnworth, among others, and it’s easy to see why so many made the switch in San Diego as a team to win at the top of the National League West. , securing them first place in this edition of the Top 5 Winners of the 2022-2023 MLB season.

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