MLB 2020 Preview: 1 Burning Question for Every NL East Team

Tim Kelly
February 11, 2020 - 1:44 pm

The National League East has a chance to be baseball's most competitive division in 2020.

The division is home to the Atlanta Braves, who won 96 games and their second consecutive National League East title a season ago. However, it's easy to forget that because the Washington Nationals won the National League Wild Card Game and eventually their first World Series title last October. For as much as it seems like something always goes wrong for the New York Mets, they won 86 games a season ago, behind Jacob deGrom and Pete Alonso's award-winning seasons. And over the course of the last two calendar years, the Philadelphia Phillies have added Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen, Zack Wheeler, Didi Gregorius and Jean Segura. Certainly, the didn't make those types of moves expecting to consistently go 81-81 and finish in fourth place in their own division as they did a season ago.

With four legitimate playoff contenders - and an improved Miami Marlins' roster - the National League East projects to be quite fun to watch this upcoming season. As pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training for each of the five teams this week, here's a look at one burning question facing each team in the division in 2020: