Top 5 MLB Teams in 2024

It’s almost that time of year! In a little less than 2 weeks, pitchers and catchers report and that brings us one step closer to baseball season! Last year was a crazy year, to say the least. The Texas Rangers won their first World Series in franchise history. There were upsets left and right, with the Arizona Diamondbacks showing up one of the biggest powerhouses in the league (The Phillies). With all that and more happening last year, this is a new season. There have been some big trades, such as Ohtani to the Dodgers, Stroman and Soto to the Yankees, and even Sale to Atlanta. With all that being said, here are my top 5 teams going into the 2024 season!


5. Philadelphia Phillies

Yes, we all know they choked BIG time in the NLCS last year against a team that, on paper, had no business beating them – and to be honest, I still cannot believe that happened in the first place. Regardless, though they didn’t make any massive deals in the offseason, they did strike a deal with Aaron Nola, which is a big deal in of itself. I feel that if they added a few bullpen arms to their already strong starting rotation, they have the potential to make another run for it. Not sure there is a team that is as motivated as they are to get back to the World Series this year.


4. Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles have been building for some time now, so it’s no secret that eventually their time would come, and it seems like 2024 might be that year. I did think they would be contenders for some bigger arms this year, but Kimbrel seems to be the only “real” addition they have made. Frustrating? Maybe a little, but this team did win 101 games last year and have Jackson Holliday in their back pocket. They may struggle a bit on the mound, but their lineup has the potential to do some serious damage.


3. Texas Rangers

Ah, yes. The defending champs. Does this team have the ability to come back and repeat what they did last year? They absolutely do. Yes, the Scherzer injury is a tough pill to swallow, but if they can fight through some holes in their pitching rotation, not only will they have Scherzer back mid-year, but DeGrom as well. With Seager, Jung, Carter, and a handful more of young talent, it doesn’t seem like winning some games should be an issue until they get their star power back on the bump.


2. Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s no secret that the Dodgers went out and flashed their wallets a bit by signing two top notch pitchers (Tyler Glasnow and Yoshinobu Yamamoto) and the best baseball player in the world (Shohei Ohtani). Yes, they went out and spent a lot of money. Yes, they have some of the best talent in Major League Baseball on paper. But if history has taught us anything, its that money cannot always bring championships – and we are looking at a team that has won ONE World Series since 1988. Do they have arguably more power than any other team? Yes, they do. But all that matters is how they perform when the lights come on.


Honorable Mention: New York Yankees:

This may be a bit biased since I am a die-hard Yankee fan, but they did make some pretty big moves (though not enough IMO), so I figured they deserved a small spot. Bringing in some BIG guns in Juan Soto, a few tools in Trent Grisham and Alex Verdugo, their lineup seems to be packed. From the mound, they still have Cole, and they did bring in Marcus Stroman, but did give up Michael King to get Soto, which does sting. I was hoping they would be a contender for Jordan Montgomery, but no dice. Still, with some injuries healing in Jose Trevino and Aaron Judge, they have all the promise they would need to do some damage if their pitchers can control the game.


1. Atlanta Braves

If you’re a Braves fan, maybe you aren’t so excited that not many moves were made this offseason, though when you look at your roster, did you really need anyone else? Yes, the Chris Sale signing may not have been all that exciting due to his recent performances and injury history, but still – You have a team with the MVP Ronald Acuna, Matt Olsen, Austin Riley, and Ozzie Albies. With a terrific rotation and just about the entire lineup back, this is a team that is built to win – and I have a feeling they are going to be doing a whole lot of that.