PECOTA, from Baseball Prospectus, projects the Phillies to finish at 76-86. FanGraphs puts them at 77-85. Atlantis, a sportsbook based in Reno, puts the over-under on the Phillies’ win total at 78. Ask any random baseball fan you see on the street how many games the Phillies will win in 2014, and their answer is likely to fall in the 70-80 range. Could we all have it wrong?
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, GM Ruben Amaro thinks his team can make a run at the NL East crown, and subsequently the World Series, in 2014.