2) Former Phillies player failing miserably with his new team: Jean Segura
When Jean Segura left the Phillies for the Miami Marlins this offseason, it definitely seemed like a potential major mistake. Segura was a really good member of the Phillies roster for several years. From 2019-2022, Segura batted .281/.337/.418. He gave them years as a starting second baseman, shortstop, and third baseman. On the Marlins, it’s at third base where he’s failing miserably.
Segura is 18 games and 67 plate appearances into his tenure with the Marlins. A .206/.242/.222 slash line isn’t what they expected. His lone extra base hit is a double. He has just one RBI. An early -0.2 WAR over at third base is an indication that maybe having him play the hot corner wasn’t the wisest fit.
The Phillies have yet to play the Marlins so the Segura revenge tour could still take place. Without a doubt, the fear of letting any quality player leave and end up with a division rival is always for them to personally beat you.
It is looking like the Phillies made the wise choice to not pick up Segura’s option for 2023. Bryson Stott’s bat has been electric. While he leads the charge as one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of the year around all of Major League Baseball, Segura may play himself out of starts or worse.