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The World Series is every baseball team’s goal, and the 2020 season is waiting in limbo due to Coronavirus.

MLB season preview and predictions

With the NBA and NHL being suspended until further notice, the MLB is in the same boat and it’s unknown as to when the season will be starting. However, hope still springs eternal for every fan base as they await Opening Day (well, maybe not the Orioles), and there was plenty of transactions and controversies (we’re looking at you, Houston) to change the landscape of the league from 2019. With that, here is my 2020 MLB season preview and predictions. 

AL East

Jack Markowski, The Delphi Editor

5): Baltimore Orioles 2019 Record: 54-108 2020 Record Prediction: 52-110 It’s hard to envision the Orioles improving on their record from last year even though they ended with a measly 54 wins. They traded away Jonathan Villar, who lead the team with 4.0 WAR (Wins Above Replacement), to the Miami Marlins and dealt Dylan Bundy, one of their top starters, to the Los Angeles Angels and...

AL Central

Jack Markowski, The Delphi Editor

5): Kansas City Royals 2019 Record: 59-103 2020 Record Prediction: 56-106 Things have gone downhill for the Royals since they won the World Series in 2015. Only 4 players remain on the roster from that team, and the organization has since embraced a rebuild. K.C’s lineup should be their strongest unit in quite some time, as Whit Merrifield, Jorge Soler and Hunter Dozier all are major threats, wit...

AL West

Jack Markowski, The Delphi Editor

5): Seattle Mariners 2019 Record: 68-94 2020 Record Prediction: 61-101 Following a blistering 13-2 start to the 2019 season, the Mariners fell apart and dealt a majority of their veterans, which signaled that they were going into a full rebuild. Seattle, who owns the longest playoff drought in the 4 major American sports at 18 seasons, has plenty of reason to be excited for the future, ...

NL East

Jack Markowski, The Delphi Editor

5): Miami Marlins 2019 Record: 57-105 2020 Record Prediction: 67-95 The Marlins have had a very good off-season and it’s gone mostly unnoticed. They traded for Jonathan Villar and gave up almost nothing, as well as adding Jesus Aguilar off of waivers while signing Corey Dickerson to a multi-year deal in an attempt to become more competitive in the short-term while not sacrificing th...

NL Central

Jack Markowski, The Delphi Editor

5): Pittsburgh Pirates  2019 Record: 69-93 2020 Record Prediction: 71-91 There’s not much to say about this team. They signaled that they were going to begin a full rebuild with a new manager and front office regime by trading CF Starling Marte to the Diamondbacks. 1B Josh Bell and OF Bryan Reynolds will be the only above-average regulars for a Pirates offense that will struggle mi...

NL West

Jack Markowski, The Delphi Editor

5): Colorado Rockies 2019 Record: 71-91 2020 Record Prediction: 68-94 What happens with 3B Nolan Arenado will determine the fate of the Rockies' future. If they decide to trade him amid the very public tension between the front office and Arenado, that would likely mean the Rockies are leaning towards a rebuild, or at least a significant retool. If they keep him, they have a chance to contend for a playoff...

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