By Sam Bush
The Phils had a terrific offseason, signing free agent shortstop Trea Turner and starter Taijuan Walker, among others.
And The Athletic surveyed execs on which MLB team was most improved over last season, which, by the way, ended with the Phils two wins away from a World Series title:
The Mets spent $423.17 million at Steve Cohen’s favorite Free Agent Super Store. … The Padres laid out almost $300 million to display Xander Bogaerts, Michael Wacha, Matt Carpenter, Seth Lugo and other assorted friends in their free-agent showroom. … The Cubs signed nine free agents to major-league contracts, to deals worth north of $300 million. And yet, while those three clubs all got many votes in this survey for Most Improved National League Team …
None of them got as many nominations as the Phillies. Thank you, Trea Turner!
MOST IMPROVED TEAMS ( NL)