The 2023 National League playoff field is officially set. The seeding is not set, though this year, it will feature the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It officially became set yesterday, and here's a rundown of how it became official yesterday.
Miami Marlins - Clinched
Yesterday, the Miami Marlins clinched a playoff spot for the first time in a full season since 2003. For the past few years, the Marlins have been a team to watch. This year, they finally put it all together and made the playoffs. This is a big day for the Marlins, the front office, and the fans.
Arizona Diamondbacks - Clinched
Along with the Miami Marlins, the Arizona Diamondbacks also clinched a playoff spot. For the Diamondbacks, this will be the first time since 2017 that they will play postseason baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the youngest teams in baseball, and they're officially in the 2023 playoffs.
Chicago Cubs - Eliminated
The Chicago Cubs made it really interesting the last two weeks, it came down to the wire. Although, the Cubs will have to hope for better luck next year. As they were officially eliminated from the playoffs yesterday. The Cubs are still a young team and have a lot of time to get better. The Cubs will certainly be a team to watch next year to make the playoffs.
Cincinnati Reds - Eliminated
For most of this season, it was truly looking like the Cincinnati Reds had a real shot at making the playoffs. Unfortunately, they came up just short of the playoffs. The Reds had so many moments this year that they can build off of. They're such a young team. The Reds definitely have a really good shot at making the playoffs next year.