Listen: Phillies, Andrew Mccutchen And Scott King discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Wind up and he's been a boon to the Phillies even though his contract was a somewhat questioned that they invested as much in Andrew mccutchen at his age as they did. And it looked like it was paying off until his injury, because he's actually been the second best regular hitter in the Phillies lineup after recess gins and Phillies have been good this year. They were my preseason pick to win the least not with any high degree of confidence. Because I thought that division would be really tight, but they have played as a first place team thus far. I mean they're tied in the loss column with Atlanta, but they haven't really done it. The way that I thought they would do it which I kind of thought they would slug and they haven't really done that their lineup has been kind of a league average issue lineup. If. Even that good. So using the cut in his a pretty big blow for them side for many leadership, qualities, or whatever he brought used to spin one of their best players and hurts them. Defensively they are already shorthanded because, of course, Tupelo Harare's suspended. And now, I don't know what they do that traded for Jay Bruce who, who hit two homers, which, I guess that's a good way to begin sounds like they will continue to be very active in the trade market. But that will be a fun division race. Even if it's just a two team race instead of fourteen race which I'm not sure of yet. I still think the Mets and the nationals cooked kind of content here, but this was already an interesting division. And now it's gonna be a really exciting one because this narrows whatever gap existed. I think sorry, it just had to come at the expensive gudgeon who we all have around. Yeah. Scott King re his back healthy. And he's been yes. Antacid for them. And he he played some outfield. All"