Four Non-Playoff Teams From Last Year To Watch During The 2024 MLB Season

Aaron Judge hitting a homer

The Unique York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and San Diego Padres all disregarded the playoffs final year, nevertheless must be interesting to survey in 2024. [Image:]

Main League Baseball is serve for its 2024 season and we are serve with one other season preview article focusing on four teams that didn’t originate the playoffs final year that can additionally be price keeping a tally of this year. As became as soon as the case in 2023, this is no longer primarily a prediction that these teams will originate the playoffs, nevertheless simply teams which could be interesting in a technique or one other.

Our picks final year were shimmering ineffective on. The Baltimore Orioles had the correct file within the American League, the Milwaukee Brewers won the National League Central, the Los Angeles Angels were tubby of drama surrounding Shohei Ohtani (and now the Dodgers non-public Ohtani drama), and the Texas Rangers won the World Sequence.

All odds offered by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Unique York Yankees (+1,100 to snatch the World Sequence, -240 to originate the playoffs)

With their sources, the Yankees are in most cases contenders, nevertheless accidents ravaged the body of workers final year and so they carried out fourth within the AL East. They quiet had a a hit file and were within the toughest division in baseball, nevertheless lacking the playoffs is quite a crime within the Bronx.

they non-public Juan Soto to body of workers up with Aaron Deem within the outfield

Each projection has them bouncing serve this year, although they non-public already received some key accidents, namely ace Gerrit Cole, who’s shelved for a month or two. Nonetheless now they non-public Juan Soto to body of workers up with Aaron Deem within the outfield, so fans within the bleachers could additionally want to carry their gloves to games. The Yankees gave away loads to find Soto from the Padres, nevertheless he is already raking in their 4-0 beginning as a lot as the 2024 season, hitting .529 with a 1.365 OPS, so the change is already paying dividends.

The predominant to the season is continuously the pitching workers, particularly without Cole. If Carlos Rodon and Nestor Cortes can leap serve from sub-par 2023 campaigns and withhold down the fort and Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton to find the identical on the hitting aspect, the Yankees must be factual there in contention for the AL East.

Seattle Mariners (+1,900, -135)

The Mariners were agonizingly near breaking thru the final few years. They’ve had two 90-seize seasons and an 88-seize season, nevertheless only made the playoffs in a form of. Things are usually now not any more uncomplicated this year with the final two World Sequence winners – the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers – in their division.

Logan Gilbert, Luis Castillo, and George Kirby all non-public Cy Younger potentialities within the head ten

The body of workers has the rotation fingers to snatch the AL West: Logan Gilbert, Luis Castillo, and George Kirby all non-public Cy Younger potentialities within the head ten. If Bryce Miller and Bryan Woo keep constructing from final year, the Mariners if truth be told non-public a most likely lock-down serve cease of the bullpen.

GM Jerry Dipoto became as soon as given a smaller price range this year, so he had to find a form of shuffling, nevertheless he quiet introduced in some sturdy hitters in Jorge Polanco, worn Mariner Mitch Haniger, and worn Ranger Mitch Garver. And, unnecessary to voice, younger MVP candidate Julio Rodriguez shall be bombing away.

Chicago Cubs (+3,000, +100)

As a lifelong Brewers fan, it pained me to witness my body of workers’s manager and fatherland man (he went to my dad’s high college) Craig Counsell trot away for the Cubs and switch out to be the supreme paid manager in MLB ancient previous. Nonetheless howdy, I’d find some unspeakable issues for that roughly money, collectively with managing the Chicago Cubs.

farm arrangement is rated as the correct in baseball

The Cubs were significantly better than folk belief they’d be final year, despite lacking the playoffs. The predominant to this season and the motive they can additionally be relaxing to survey (I hate to confess that) is that they’ve a ton of younger talent both on the body of workers already or knocking on the door. The body of workers’s farm arrangement is rated as the correct in baseball for the time being.

There aren’t a form of glaring holes on the Cubs, nevertheless also nothing that stands out as an glaring strength aside from the capacity of the younger guys. Craig Counsell became as soon as known with the Brewers as a manager who could additionally find doubtlessly the most out of players who weren’t mountainous names and set players in positions to succeed. He could additionally very effectively find that in Chicago and find them serve within the playoffs as soon as this year, particularly in a weak NL Central.

San Diego Padres (+5,000, +180)

Now this is an enticing body of workers. The Padres were enormous spenders the final couple years, nevertheless disappointed mightily, no longer even ending within shouting distance of an NL West crown. And now they lost Juan Soto, Josh Hader, and Blake Snell, no longer to voice guys relish Seth Lugo, Trent Grisham, and Drew Pomeranz.

weight of the mountainous spender expectations off of their shoulders

Nonetheless undergo in solutions, the Padres quiet non-public Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, and Fernando Tatis, Jr. anchoring their lineup and a ambitious rotation of Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Michael King, and Dylan Cease. With a smaller payroll and the weight of the mountainous spender expectations off of their shoulders, perchance the Padres players can relax and play to their most likely.

This will quiet be an uphill battle in a division with the Los Angeles Dodgers, World Sequence runner-up Arizona Diamondbacks, and the San Francisco Giants, who are projected to be sturdy this season, nevertheless it undoubtedly will after all be interesting to witness if the Padres can leap serve from the frustration of the final couple seasons.

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