The MLB offseason has officially come to an end.
With a few viable free agents still available, we will likely see free agency stretch into spring training.
But the offseason is over, and it’s finally time to get ready for the 2023 season.
This winter, several teams made some key moves and could be considered the biggest winners of the offseason, while others didn’t do too much and may be left off the “winners” list.
Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com stopped by MLB Network this morning to discuss who he believed the Top 5 biggest winners of the offseason were.
The segment can be seen in the tweet below.
Castrovince had from 5-1, the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets.
Which teams had the best offseason?@castrovince runs through his Top 5 "Winter Winners" on #MLBNHotStove ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/zurjaTlRx2
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 13, 2023
The Blue Jays made a somewhat questionable move when they shipped outfielder Teoscar Hernadez to the Seattle Mariners.
However, that deal landed them Erik Swanson, which should help strengthen their bullpen.
The additions of Brandon Belt, Daulton Varsho, and Kevin Kiermaier should help them from the left side of the plate as well.
Philadelphia made key moves to strengthen their pitching staff, adding pitchers Matt Strahm, Craig Kimbrel, Taijuan Walker, and Gregory Soto.
They also added Trea Turner, which gives them a different look at the top of the lineup, as Castrovince alluded to, especially with Bryce Harper out.
Texas added Jacob deGrom, Nathan Eovaldi, Jake Odorizzi, and Andrew Heaney to bolster their rotation, while San Diego brought in Xander Bogaerts and the Mets signed Justin Verlander, Jose Quintana, Kodai Senga, and Brandon Nimmo.
Each team was quite busy this winter and should be well positioned for success in 2023.NEXT: MLB Honors Fred McGriff For Black History Month