MLB way-too-early power rankings: How did Dodgers fare this offseason?
12. Tampa Bay Rays
11. Toronto Blue Jays
10. Seattle Mariners
9. St. Louis Cardinals
8. Cleveland Guardians
The start of the playoff teams! The Rays will never go away. They could lose half their roster tomorrow and figure out a way to reboot to an 80-win team by spring training. The Jays remain good but haven't earned the recognition they think they deserve for their embarrassing playoff exit and pedestrian offseason moves. The M's crack the top 10 after winning their first playoff series since 2001 and then making positive offseason transactions.
And now for the start of the division winners. The Cardinals remain a threat, but they only added Willson Contreras to a team that flamed out of the wild card round (sure, it was to the Phillies, but St. Louis blew Game 1 of that series in unforgivable fashion, which shifted the series drastically). The Guardians are oozing with young players that took them to Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees and added Josh Bell to fill their first base void. They got better and should see year-over-year improvement from the collective group.