Now all of a sudden, the defending National League champions look prepared to make yet another run to the World Series in 2023.
After declining Jean Segura‘s option, the Phillies made it clear that a shortstop was their priority.
Now, having landed Turner, their lineup grows even stronger.
Featured in the tweet below is the projected lineup for the Phillies in 2023.
Where does this lineup rank in MLB? pic.twitter.com/cbBefIyiHl
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) December 5, 2022
Phillies Boast Stacked Lineup
Now that Turner is in the fold, it’s hard to bet against the Phillies in 2023.
The veteran slugger hit for a .298 average and crushed 21 home runs, driving in a total of 100 runs.
With Turner manning the shortstop position, the defending NL champs can now shift Bryson Stott over to second base.
From top to bottom, the Phillies may in fact boast the best lineup in all of baseball.
Betting against that would be ill-advised.
Philadelphia won 87 games during the regular season and snuck into the postseason as the third Wild Card team in the National League.
There, they ran right through the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round, took down the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS, and outlasted the San Diego Padres in the NLCS to reach the Fall Classic for the first time since 2009.
Another trip to the World Series could be on the horizon.