Just one week after the end of the 2021 season, with the title of Braves in the World Series, for the 30 MLB teamsincluding the champion, it’s time to turn the page, as the winter market.
As expected year after year, Yankees, Dodgers and teams most in need of the champion trophy will surely return to invest millions in free agency, with the aim of being a contender next year. Below a Top 5 of clubs that could be the most aggressive in the offseason:
1. New York Yankees
The Mules are perhaps the most hunted team for the title in the Fall Classic. 12 years and counting is the drought that drags the Bronx without receiving its World Series ring. This year they are expected to spend big, mainly on starting pitching, a new shortstop and catcher.
2. Los Angeles Dodgers
After nine players from the Dodgers roster became free agents, the board must fill many gaps that have been left by key elements such as: Clayton Kershaw, Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Kenley Jansen, among others.
3. Toronto Blue Jays
On notice there is no deception, the general manager of the Canadian team, Ross Atkins, has already made it clear that this offseason they are going to spend, and seriously, especially after it is likely that both Robbie Ray (Cy Young Finalist) and Marcus Semien (MVP Candidate) may not return for next season.
Four. Los Angeles Angels
The Angels are another organization that would be willing to spend big. The Halos’ priority is to strengthen starting pitching. According to sources, they are seriously interested in acquiring left-handers Eduardo Rodríguez and Robbie Ray; Additionally, Mike Trout is said to be trying to recruit veteran Max Scherzer.
5. Chicago Cubs
After a 2021 in which they chose to exchange three of their superstars: Anthony Rizzo, Javy Báez and Kris Bryant, it is expected that in this offseason those of the Windy City will spend in what will be a complete reconstruction towards future seasons.
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MLB: Top 5 Teams That Wouldn’t Be Afraid to Spend Their Millions on the Winter Market