3 MLB teams that get an A grade for their offseason moves

Mar 7, 2021; Lakeland, Florida, USA; A general view of the Detroit Tigers script logo on the building at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium during the spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 7, 2021; Lakeland, Florida, USA; A general view of the Detroit Tigers script logo on the building at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium during the spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nick Castellanos, Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds right fielder Nick Castellanos (2) claps after hitting a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.Chicago Cubs At Cincinnati Reds July 4 /

The Philadelphia Phillies also get an A for the offseason

The Philadelphia Phillies have addressed a lot of their issues this offseason.

They have long had one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball and they signed a plethora of pitchers to try to address it. They signed former Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel to be their closer as well as Brad Hand and Jeurys Familia via free agency. They also traded for Nick Nelson from the Yankees and got Ryan Sherriff off waivers from the Rays.

They signed infielder Johan Camargo to shore up their bench and, most importantly, they signed outfielders Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber to combine for an excellent corner outfielder/DH combo along with reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper.

The Phillies went 82-80 but held the all-time MLB lead in blown saves so with these additions, they should be a playoff team in 2022 if the team plays to their potential.

But one other NL East team has had a better offseason.

The New York Mets have had the best offseason in MLB

The New York Mets have done a ton of great things this offseason.

They signed Max Scherzer to make a combo of him and Jacob deGrom at the top of their rotation. That makes them one of the best 1-2 starting rotation combinations in recent memory.

But they also signed outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha (both from Oakland) via free agency, infielder Eduardo Escobar to play third base, trade from Chris Bassitt (also from Oakland) to be, arguably, the best third starter in the league, and signed reliever Adam Ottavino for their bullpen.

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They went 77-85 in 2021 but now, they are significant favorites in the NL East and, perhaps, the second-best team in the NL.