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10. Los Angeles Dodgers

Final record: 91-71

World Series Championship: 1988, 1981, 1965, 1963, 1959, 1955

The Los Angeles Dodgers are an all-American baseball team based in the west division of the MLB. Clayton Kkershaw is the main pitcher on the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his win- lose record is 60-126 with the batter.

9. Texas Rangers

Final Record: 95-67

West division titles:1996, 1998 ,1999 , 2010  ,2011, 2015

The Texas Rangers are based in Arlington and after being cut loose by the Houston Astros, Carlos Gomez signed with the Texas Rangers as the left field because Shin-Soo Choo is out for the season. After last year’s season, the Rangers are making big changes to the roster. Other players cut on Monday were outfielder Jared Hoying, pitchers Eddie Gamboa and Anthony Bass, and catcher Steven Lerud.  

8.Boston Red Sox

Final  Rrecord: 93-69

World Series championships: 2013, 2007, 2004, 1918, 1916, 1915, 1912, 1903The

The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division. A big advantage for the Boston Red Sox is right fielder Mookie Betts who is the highest-rated right fielder at 93/100.

7St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Final Record: 86-76

World Series championships: 2013, 2007, 2004, 1918, 1916, 1915, 1912, 1903

The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division. They allowed a total of 712 runs this season.

6. Toronto Blue Jays

Final record: 89-73

World Series championships: 1993, 1992

The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division. The Blue Jays lost a big pitcher, Bo Schultz, because he needed elbow surgery. Last time he returned from surgery, his pitching record was 5.51 earned-run average and 1.224 WHIP in 16.1 innings over 16 games for the Blue Jays last year.

5. Houston Astros

Final Record: 84-74

World Series championships: 2005

The Astros are members of the American League West division in Major League Baseball. The Astros  made big hits last season, but on the downside, their pitches probably won’t stand a chance next season.

4New York Mets

Final record: 87-75

World Series championships: 1986, 1969

The Mets compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League East division. Robert Gsellman has earned his spot in the pitching lineup, and we will see a lot more of him next season on the field.

3. San Francisco Giants

Final Record: 87-75

World Series championships: 2014, 2012, 2010, 1954, 1933, 1922, 1921, 1905

The Giants compete in Major League Baseball  as a member club of the National League West division. The San Francisco Giants lost nine games in a row at the end of the season when they were leading by the 9th inning, and this is going to hurt them starting next season.

2. The Kansas City Royals

Final record :81-81

World Series championships: 2015, 1985

 

The Royals compete in Major League Baseball as a member team of the American League Central division. Christian Colon and Whit Merrifield, two players in the off-season, are battling for the 25th spot on the roster, and this will affect the team.

1. Chicago Cubs

Final record: 103- 58

World Series championships: 2016, 1908, 1907

The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division. Kyle Schwarber is the team’s new leadoff hitter with a batting average of .242. The best batting average in the league in 2016 was Dustin Pedroia with a batting average of .318

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