How many delusional GM’s actually think they have put together a reasonable team over the winter? Seriously. We all know that the Astros are the worst team in baseball right now. And the Twins are right there with them. At least the Astros made moves over the winter to try and rebuild a somewhat respectable farm system. One could argue the twins sat on their hands and burned a whole lot of money. Are there 10 other teams that thought, “Hey, we had a nice off season and we fully expect to compete for the division title this year”? Probably. But 9 of those 10 will likely fail because they had one player that they “trusted” too long instead of signing a legitimate 2 WAR contributor.
The Dodgers aren’t without their holes, but the White Sox holes are just far too big to easily cover. I really can’t see them winning more than 80 games next year and falling to 4th in the division.