Philadelphia Phillies: Trea Turner
The Philadelphia Phillies went on a magical run through the National League playoffs after defeating the Cardinals in two games in the Wild Card Series, but fell short to the World Series Champion Astros in 6 games.
Even after handing out big contracts to Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber, J.T. Realmuto, Zach Wheeler, Nick Castellanos, and Aaron Nola, the club has flexibility to go out and make another superstar signing, being linked currently to Trea Turner. Turner would make an already formidable lineup that much scarier, and would put the Phillies in a strong position to compete for the World Series once again.
Not only is Turner the Cardinals should be looking to sign, but Turner going to Philadelphia would only increase the gap between them and St. Louis. The Cardinals already lag behind the Phillies two aces, and adding Turner would give the Phillies five elite bats, something the Cardinals can’t compete with right now.
In general, the Cardinals should be weary for the Phillies making a huge splash, but Turner specifically would be a huge blow to the Cardinals chances of getting out of the Wild Card round next season.