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MLB Power Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams After the First Wave of Free Agency

The MLB free agency is getting wild. So we ranked every team on how well they've done so far. Remember, there are still plenty of other free agents available. These rankings can eventually change!
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MLB Power Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams After the First Wave of Free Agency

Many teams are breaking the bank with massive signings to start the new off-season in the MLB. We're talking massive contracts nearing $400 million for ten or more years.

The MLB free agency is getting wild. So we ranked every team on how well they've done so far.

Remember, there are still plenty of other free agents available. These rankings can eventually change.

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MLB Teams Ranked in Free Agency

30. Marlins:

The Marlins haven't done anything.

29. Brewers:

The Brewers haven't signed anyone yet.

28. Reds:

The Reds haven't done anything but add a backup catcher. So there's that.

27. Diamondbacks:

Is Miguel Castro good enough to push the Diamondbacks to the top of the free agency rankings? Absolutely not.

26. Athletics:

The Athletics added Aledmys Diaz and Jace Peterson. Those aren't strong signings that will help them in the future.

25. Rockies:

The Rockies have lost Carlos Estevez but added Pierce Johnson to take his place. The signing of Jose Urena doesn't move the needle.

24. White Sox:

The White Sox made one signing. It was Mike Clevinger, who was terrible in the playoffs for the Padres last season.

Oh, and the White Sox lost Jose Abreu.

23. Mariners:

Seattle added Trevor Gott and lost Mitch Haniger, Matt Boyd, and Carlos Santana.

22. Pirates:

The major signing from the Pirates was Carlos Santana, who was signed for one year at 36 years old.

21. Nationals:

The Nationals added Trevor Williams and Jeimer Candelario. They will not be competitive in the NL East for a long, long time.

20. Tigers:

The Tigers brought back Matt Boyd for a one-year deal. But after a bad year of spending last year, the Tigers will probably stay fairly quiet this year.

19. Twins:

The Twins couldn't keep Carlos Correa. However, they were able to sign a catcher Christian Vazquez. So there's something, at least.

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18. Rays:

The Rays signed Zach Eflin for $40 million. That was the biggest signing in Tampa Bay history. That doesn't excite me.

17: Royals:

The Royals made an intriguing signing with Ryan Yarbrough. At 3 million, the Royals made a good signing there. But they'll need to do more before they'll be near the top of this list.

16: Orioles:

The Orioles were in contention last year. But didn't do anything to keep them there. Kyle Gibson was the big signing for the rotation. That's whatever.

15. Cubs:

The Cubs won't have Willson Contreras anymore but added Jameson Taillon and Cody Bellinger. Those are two premier major leaguers who could make a real impact on this franchise.

14. Braves:

The Braves retained Jesse Chavez and brought in Nick Anderson while losing Kenley Jansen.

They also made a big trade that should be noted for Sean Murphy.

13. Guardians:

The Guardians have been buyers this off-season. Josh Bell and Mike Zunino came over and should help Cleveland with its depth offensively.

12. Red Sox:

The Red Sox lost out on Xander Bogaerts and reportedly wasn't even close to returning him. They also lost Matthew Strahm in the bullpen. Instead, they added Kenley Jensen, Chris Martin, and Joely Rodriguez. So the bullpen still got better.

11. Dodgers:

Trea Turner isn't going to be around anymore. But the Dodgers kept Clayton Kershaw, brought in Shelby Miller, and added Noah Syndergaard. I'm sure more moves will be on the way.

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10. Angels:

The Angels added Tyler Anderson and Carlos Estevez. There's some good pitching depth. That's what the Angels need the most. They're in the middle of the MLB right now.

9. Astros:

The Astros made sure to keep Rafael Montero and also added Jose Abreu. Houston's one area of need was first base. So that was a solid addition.

8. Blue Jays:

The Blue Jays replaced Ross Stripling with Chris Bassitt and signed Kevin Kiermaier as a quality outfielder late in games.

7. Cardinals:

The Cardinals added Willson Contreras as a catcher with Yadier Molina retired. That's going to help the Cardinals stick around. They also made sure to keep Nolan Arenado.

6. Rangers:

The Rangers solidified their rotation with Jacob deGrom and Andrew Heaney. They'll also bring back Martin Perez.

They added more to the offense last year and went strong with pitching this year. Texas is truly on the right path, even if they overspent for Jacob deGrom. If deGrom stays healthy, he'll be a great signing.

5. Giants:

The Giants struck out on so many players in free agency this year. But finally got their guy in Carlos Correa. They signed him for 13 years, so that's a bit excessive, but he's a premier player who should dominate for the Giants this season.

The Giants also added Mitch Haniger, Ross Stripling, and Sean Manaea. Plus, they also brought back Joc Pederson. It's been an outstanding free agency for the Giants.

4 Phillies:

The Phillies added to their World Series team with Trea Turner and Taijuan Walker. Walker was an overpay, but having Turner in a lineup with Bryce Harper again is going to be exciting.

3. Yankees:

The Yankees retained Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo. That's solid, but now it's time to go out and get Carlos Rodon or someone else.

2. Padres:

The Padres added Xander Bogaerts for 11 years. They've got Juan Soto, Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, and Fernando Tatis. That's going to be wild.

San Diego made a huge pickup.

1. Mets:

The Mets have the best owner in baseball. When the Mets lost out on Jacob deGrom, the Mets signed Justin Verlander, Jose Quintana, Kodai Senga, and David Robertson.

Plus, the Mets retained Edwin Diaz and Brandon Nimmo.

Plus, they might not even be done.


Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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