* – indicates new to team
+ – indicates injury
1. Houston Astros
Even with the loss of Justin Verlander to free agency, their depth is so good that it won’t affect them much at all. Adding Jose Abreu was a shrewd move on their part.
2. Seattle Mariners
They finally got back into the Postseason, but fell flat. Bringing in Teoscar Hernandez and Kolten Wong brings added experience for October.
3. Los Angeles Angels
All eyes will be on this franchise and whether they extend, trade or eventually let superstar Shohei Ohtani test free agency after the season.
4. Texas Rangers
It was another spending spree of an offseason for this franchise; mostly focused on their pitching staff. The real focus is on who they hired to be their manager as Bruce Bochy makes his return.
5. Oakland Athletics
The clock is ticking on whether they stay in the Bay Area or make an eventual move to Las Vegas.
Player to Watch: P/DH Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels
Best Acquisition: P Jacob deGrom – Texas Rangers
New Kid on the Block: C Logan O’Hoppe – Los Angeles AngelsContinue reading