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MLB teams begin path to World Series

Zach Cecce

Staff Writer

zec9366@lhup.edu

 

With Major League Baseball (MLB) Spring Training coming to an end, teams will shift their focus towards the one goal that every team wants to accomplish.

The last game played was the 2016 World Series, where the Chicago Cubs broke their 108 year curse by defeating the Cleveland Indians in seven games.  

The Cubs’ journey to repeat starts on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.

There are some teams who are trying to break their droughts like the Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds.

Some teams like the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies missed the postseason and will look to play deep into October this year.

The teams that are looking to win their first World Series are the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Rockies, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays.

The two teams that are looking for their first appearance in a World Series are the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals.

The teams to look out for the National League are the Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates.

The American League teams to look out for are the Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees, Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Rangers, Mariners, Astros and Detroit Tigers.

There are teams with new managers: the Rockies’ Bud Black, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo, Chicago White Sox’s Rick Renteria and Braves’ Brian Snitker.

Some teams will make it, some won’t. We’ll get an idea after Opening Day.

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