With spring training around the corner and the season not too far away, these five MLB teams reloaded for this upcoming season looking to win the World Series.
New York Mets
With Steve Cohen as the new owner, he did not mess around in his first offseason. The acquisitions of Trevor May, James McCann, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco, Joey Luchessi, and Aaron Loup will make this pitching staff and lineup better.
With Jacob DeGrom, Marcus Stroman, and Noah Syndergaard returning from Tommy John surgery, the Mets pitching rotation is dangerous. Finally, the lineup is still stacked with Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis, and Michael Conforto making it one of the most dangerous lineups and teams in baseball.
New York Yankees
D.J. LeMahieu was the main priority this offseason, and he was re-signed for only $15 million dollars a year. For one of the best pure hitters in the league, it was a steal of a signing for the Yankees. The additions of Corey Kluber and Jameson Taillon will shore up the rotation but health is a problem. Next, trading Adam Ottavino to the Red Sox helped clear money to bring in Darren O’Day to fill his spot.
Brett Gardner could still return to the team but is not signed yet. Finally, with a lineup with LeMahieu, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit, and Clint Frazier could be the best lineup in baseball. If Gary Sanchez can return to his rookie form and that is a big if, he could be the much-needed power bat in the lineup to take this team to the World Series
Toronto Blue Jays
The additions of George Springer, Marcus Semien, Robbie Ray, Tyler Chatwood, Steven Matz, and Kirby Yates were big wins. With Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Teoscar Hernandez added with Springer and Semien could challenge the Yankees lineup in the East.
The pitching staff looks much better with Ray, Chatwood, Matz, Hyun Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark, and Nate Pearson. Also, Yates and Ken Giles make this bullpen better. The Blue Jays will be a team to watch this year.
San Diego Padres
The Padres are building one of the best teams in San Diego sports history. The team improved with the acquisitions of Blake Snell, Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Jurickson Profar, Victor Caratini, and Ha-Seong Kim. When healthy, The Padres have the best rotation in baseball with Snell, Darvish, Musgrove, Mike Clevinger, Chris Paddack, Dinelson Lamet, and MacKenzie Gore.
This team is built like a powerhouse with a lineup with Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Eric Hosmer, Tommy Pham, and Wil Myers. This Padres team will be a team to watch not only this year but for years to come in the future.
Chicago White Sox
The pitching rotation of Lynn, Lucas Giolito , Dallas Keuchel, and Michael Kopech will be one to watch. The lineup of Luis Robert, Eloy Jiménez, José Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Nick Madrigal, and Tim Anderson is one of the best lineups in the league.