30. Pittsburgh Pirates
Last Season: 19-41, 5th in NL Central
The worst roster in all of baseball, it’s plainly obvious that the Pirates have no intention to compete in 2021. Pittsburgh traded away both 2019 All-Star Josh Bell (Nationals) and pitcher Joe Musgrove (Padres) in separate deals. In return, the Pirates bolstered their farm system with a couple of valuable prospects. It’s too early to tell what direction Pittsburgh’s rebuild will go, but the team appears ready to play the long-game.
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29. Baltimore Orioles
Last Season: 25-35, 4th in AL East
The Orioles aren’t ready to make noise quite yet, but they aren’t too far off. There were some promising moments in the 2020 season. Offensively, the team took a massive leap from the year before. This was in large part thanks to the efforts from guys like Anthony Santander, Renato Nunez, Jose Iglesias, and rookie Ryan Mountcastle. The offense could be receiving another boost in the form of Trey Mancini who hopes to return to the field in 2021. The future is bright in Baltimore.
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