2022 MLB preview: projecting NL East standings, win totals with Mickey Morandini
In the third edition of our 2022 MLB Preview Series, former Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Mickey Morandini and his son Jordan Morandini visit the Jack Vita Show to tackle the NL East.
The NL East is consistently the most highly touted National League division, but it has a tendency to underdeliver. Will it truly live up to its billing this year, as the Phillies, Mets and Marlins all look for significant improvement in 2022, and the Braves defend their World Series crown? The Nationals took a big step backwards last year, and appear to be in a rebuild; where will they stand in 2022 (0:00 — 15:25)? After a disappointing 2021 season, the Marlins have a lot of young talent coming up through the pipeline; could they be a sneaky dark horse team (15:25 — 27:30)? After adding Max Scherzer, Chris Bassitt, Mark Canha and Starling Marte, will the Mets *finally* turn a corner this season (27:30 — 41:05)? Mickey and Jordan give a full break down of the Phillies and share why they remain optimistic, despite the club currently being the NL team with the longest postseason drought (41:05 — 1:03:05). Finally, the defending world champions enter 2022 in an interesting spot, having replaced Freddie Freeman with first baseman Matt Olson. How big of an impact will the change make for the Braves, and how will the team perform in what looks to be a highly competitive division, with Marcell Ozuna and Ronald Acuña Jr. returning to the club? Episode complete with win total projections for each club!
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Catch the rest of our 2022 MLB Preview Series!
1) AL West Preview with Anthony Franze (March 27, 2022)
2) AL East Preview with Jonathan Jaggard (April 1, 2022)
3) NL East Preview with Mickey Morandini and Jordan Morandini (April 2, 2022)
4) NL Central Preview with Ryan Pacatte (April 3, 2022)
5) NL West Preview with Albert Destrade (April 5, 2022)
6) AL Central Preview with Jake Paliga (April 6, 2022)
(Photo via Stephen M. Falk/Philadelphia Inquirer)