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2024 MLB Season Preview

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The Tampa Bay Rays walk off the Chicago White Sox, courtesy of Brandon Lowe’s home run, on April 21, 2023. Photo by JP Rosales.

Los Angeles Dodgers:

During the offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated and spent over a billion dollars on free agents, including Japanese superstar pitchers Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto from the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters—a Japanese baseball team. They signed Ohtani to a 10-year, $700 million contract, making this deal the biggest in MLB history. After signing Ohtani and Yamamoto, they proceeded to trade for Tyler Glasnow and Manuel Margot from the Tampa Bay Rays, as well as signing Teoscar Hernandez, a former player for the Toronto Blue Jays, to a one-year deal.


Tampa Bay Rays:

The Tampa Bay Rays made intriguing moves in the offseason. They traded one of their better players from last year, Luke Raley, to the Mariners for an unproven shortstop named Jose Caballero. While some are sad to see Raley go because of his great power and base-stealing abilities, Raley’s departure is not a pressing issue for the Rays. They have an abundance of young talent, including outfielder Richie Palacios, who was just received from the St. Louis Cardinals in return for Andrew Kittredge.


Other notable offseason moves:

The Houston Astros signed reliever Josh Hader to a five-year, $95 million deal.
The San Fransisco Giants handed out the biggest initial contract to a foreign player, Jung Hoo Lee.
The Arizona Diamondbacks inked seasoned pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.
The New York Yankees signed pitcher Marcus Stroman and traded for young superstar Juan Soto.
The Atlanta Braves acquired Chris Sale from the Boston Red Sox
The San Francisco Giants acquired 2021 AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray from the Seattle Mariners.

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