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NL East: 2023
« Topic Start: March 14, 2023, 11:07:16 AM »
Mets' Jose Quintana out with a rib injury, early reports were that he could be out for up to 3 months but the Mets are disputing that.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #1: March 23, 2023, 12:07:46 AM »
Ranger Suárez likely to start the season on the DL with elbow issues though the Phillies are saying it's not serious. That's the second member of the Phillies rotation to go down.


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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #2: March 23, 2023, 12:38:13 PM »
Dude may never be a successful MLB pitcher but he seems like a successful human and probably should be a writer.

https://markappel.com/posts/march-23-2023-grief-and-goodbyes

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #3: March 23, 2023, 01:57:08 PM »
Rhys Hoskins just carted off the field after apparently injuring his knee running down a ground ball.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #4: March 23, 2023, 04:18:47 PM »
Rhys Hoskins just carted off the field after apparently injuring his knee running down a ground ball.
His free agency year also. Tough break.

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« Reply #5: March 23, 2023, 07:47:52 PM »
His free agency year also. Tough break.

Torn ACL.  Good thing they signed Turner.

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« Reply #6: March 23, 2023, 08:10:56 PM »
Torn ACL.  Good thing they signed Turner.
I think they will be ok with Hall against righties.  He did ok when Harper was injured last year. And better defensively than Hoskins. Don’t think he can hit lefties though so they will shuffle things around maybe. Bohm at 1B. Sosa or Harrison at 3B when lefties are on the mound. Turner helps immensely and a bounce back year from Castellanos also would help. 

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #7: March 23, 2023, 09:31:35 PM »
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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #8: March 28, 2023, 01:29:59 AM »
Jazz Chisholm on the 60 day IL.  The Marlins have no offensive weapons other than Jon Berti's crazy speed.

I'll go with Braves, Mets, Phillies, Nats, Marlins this year for the NL East.  The Marlins could lose 100.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #9: March 28, 2023, 04:03:10 AM »
That actually really sucks.  Chisholm has the makings of a talented young star, but this is going to be the second season in a row he misses significant playing time.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #10: March 28, 2023, 08:42:57 AM »
Jazz Chisholm on the 60 day IL.  The Marlins have no offensive weapons other than Jon Berti's crazy speed.

I'll go with Braves, Mets, Phillies, Nats, Marlins this year for the NL East.  The Marlins could lose 100.

Arraez hits well. It's a bit empty, but for a slap hitter, he draws a surprising amount of walks and has a very good OBP. Garrett Cooper hits pretty well, too, but they could use one or two bounceback from Soler and Avisail to score. They look a little like the Nats offense before the trade deadline in 2021, except there's no Soto, of course. leaning on older guys and bounceback candidates.  Jazz and Arraez were the interesting guys.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #11: March 28, 2023, 09:43:25 PM »
I was looking at the Phillies opening day starting lineup and I wouldn't think that starting lineup is scaring too many pitchers. They better hope Castellanos has a bounce back year because Hall 1st base, Scott 2nd base, Bohm 3rd base, Marsh center field and Cave Right field don't look like much.

Hall might give them some power. Marsh will field center but none of those guys hit much. Even Schwarber only hit .213 and struck out 200 times but he can generate runs with his power. Bohm is okay but 13 home runs from 3rd isn't great when you hit .280. They better hope Nola and Wheeler come through.

Maybe this is just wishful thinking.

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« Reply #12: March 29, 2023, 10:33:30 AM »
I was looking at the Phillies opening day starting lineup and I wouldn't think that starting lineup is scaring too many pitchers. They better hope Castellanos has a bounce back year because Hall 1st base, Scott 2nd base, Bohm 3rd base, Marsh center field and Cave Right field don't look like much.

Hall might give them some power. Marsh will field center but none of those guys hit much. Even Schwarber only hit .213 and struck out 200 times but he can generate runs with his power. Bohm is okay but 13 home runs from 3rd isn't great when you hit .280. They better hope Nola and Wheeler come through.

Maybe this is just wishful thinking.


Probably wishful thinking. Not that anyone should put any stock in "predictions", but here is what ZIPS says for that lineup.


1B - Darick Hall - .225/.299/.434 with 23 HR
2B - Bryson Stott - .245/.310.378 with 11 HR
SS - Trea Turner - .301/.353/.493 with 24 HR
3B - Alec Bohm - .274/.325/.408 with 14 HR
C - J.T. Realmuto - 259/.327/.446 with 20 HR
LF - Kyle Schwarber - .235/.341/.507 with 38 HR
CF - Brandon Marsh - .230/.293/.354 with 9 HR
RF - Jake Cave - .235/.305/.406 with 13 HR
DH - Nick Castellanos - .263/.314/.453 with 21 HR


That is bullish for sure, but I think they survive right now without Harper and Hoskins. I think, again, their pitching staff is still the biggest suspect after Wheeler, Nola, and Walker. I say they hit just fine, probably have big cold swings and big hot swings, get Harper back, make a trade or two at the deadline, and have a shot at competing for the division. I still think the Braves are best suited over 162 for the division, but Phillies hot bats could propel them back to the WS.




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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #13: March 29, 2023, 01:21:53 PM »
Castellanos is a possibility at first, as is Bohm.

https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/mining-the-news-3-27-23/

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Right fielder Nick Castellanos has been taking ground balls at first base following the season-ending injury to Rhys Hoskins. Thomson said it was Castellanos’ idea and it shows the skipper that “he’s trying to help the team any way he can. … That’s a good sign, and I’m all for it.”

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #14: March 29, 2023, 01:36:08 PM »
Realmuto should probably be playing 1B against some lefties to give him a break behind the plate.  Caught too many games last year. The only downside is that the backup catcher is a lefty bat. Schwarber has also played first but Hall will get the shot for a couple months at least against righties.

Turner over Didi is a major improvement. But Stott instead of Segura is a step back. Bohm showed improvement last year and Castellanos probably will hit better than last year.  Jake Cave was a surprise in spring training and won a spot on the roster. Probably a spring mirage.

For the pitching the bullpen seems improved. But you never know with bullpens. Ranger being healthy is the key to the rotation. He’s a very good 3/4.  Nola/Wheeler/Suarez/Walker is a nice top four.  At some point in the year I think Painter will be in the rotation for a bit.  Unless he needs the TJS. Abel and McGarry might also get a shot. 

Probably a 90 win team and behind the Braves and Mets again. As Mattionals said the bats can get hot in a playoff and if you have two top end starters and a couple other adequatevguys. that can take you a long way in the playoffs.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #15: March 29, 2023, 02:11:53 PM »
I expect Castellanos might hit better than the 13 home runs he hit last year, but I also think that might be offset by Schwarber not getting 46 home runs again. A lot of holes in that lineup.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #16: March 29, 2023, 02:22:51 PM »
Castellanos is a possibility at first, as is Bohm.

https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/mining-the-news-3-27-23/

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Castallanos was dreadful at third. But first sounds manageable

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #17: March 29, 2023, 03:09:15 PM »
I expect Castellanos might hit better than the 13 home runs he hit last year, but I also think that might be offset by Schwarber not getting 46 home runs again. A lot of holes in that lineup.
Turner will hit more home runs than Didi and Segura and Stott combined last year. And they will get better defense at SS. And baserunning. He was a big signing. 

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« Reply #18: March 29, 2023, 05:33:33 PM »
Turner will hit more home runs than Didi and Segura and Stott combined last year. And they will get better defense at SS. And baserunning. He was a big signing.

Probably by a little. Without the Turner signing they really aren't scaring anybody. At least until Harper gets back. They better hope Harper gets the rust off fast.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #19: March 30, 2023, 06:07:31 PM »
Max Fried heading to the IL after injuring his hamstring today.

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« Reply #20: March 31, 2023, 10:57:08 AM »
Max kind of meh to start the year vs Miami. 3ER over 6IP, 6Ks, 2BBs, 4H.

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« Reply #21: March 31, 2023, 07:49:30 PM »
Luzardo mowing the Mets down so far.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #22: April 01, 2023, 07:07:25 PM »
Phillies currently losing 16-3 to Texas.

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« Reply #23: April 01, 2023, 11:09:39 PM »
Phillies have given up 27 runs in two games. Rangers have scored the second most runs in baseball history over the first two games.

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Re: NL East: 2023
« Reply #24: April 02, 2023, 10:00:29 AM »
Phillies have given up 27 runs in two games. Rangers have scored the second most runs in baseball history over the first two games.
and these were games started by their aces, Wheeler and Nola.