Okay, Maybe Worry Some More
The local CBS sports site is reporting that a computer simulation has been run thousands of times of the upcoming season for all teams and the computer has the Phillies back at 81-81 and in third place. Apparently the Nats and Braves finish 1-2, and the Phillies have a 15% chance of winning the East and a 14% chance of getting in the playoffs. Why it is more likely they win the East I have no idea, that makes no sense. You can see the results here.
I concede that the Nats will likely win the East, but I have to think the Phillies will win more than 81 games. I will be making my own predictions a little bit later. Stay tuned.