A day removed from MLB Network/FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi declaring the Phillies and Bryce Harper will win the NL East and NL MVP, respectively, another national personality has gone on record saying Phillies fans will see their team in the postseason:
Mad Dog thinks the Phils are a wild card team. pic.twitter.com/gEYF1zbgMl
— Bob Wankel (@BobWankelCB) July 22, 2020
And then my two Wild Card teams. I’ll go Phillies with Girardi. I think he’s gonna make a huge difference. I like Didi at shortstop. Maybe they get a little something out of Arrieta. They have Wheeler there. I know he’s gonna leave for a little while with his missus there delivering a child, but I like Wheeler. They should have a better year out of Harper, where he’s more consistent, last year he did not get an MVP vote… 22 guys deep, he didn’t get one. But, I do think the Phillies will be a Wild Card team.
Thanks to “Big Bet Bob” for the video. While Chris “Mad Dog” Russo didn’t go nearly as far all-in as Morosi by deeming the Phillies a wild-card team, he’s still going out on a limb here per oddsmakers. Per our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Phillies’ odds of making the playoffs are +215.
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