San Antonio Spurs are riding a 8-0 streak in March. DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge are competing for the title of the Spurs' best player.
Los Angeles Angels centre fielder Mike Trout has agreed to a new 12-year, $430 million contract to stay in California, per Jeff Passan.
Milwaukee Brewers were one victory from the World Series in 2018. They will be confident of returning to the playoffs this year.
Philadelphia Phillies started brightly in 2018, but faded to finish below .500. Bryce Harper's signing and a busy offseason has increased expectations.
St. Louis Cardinals have been over .500 in each of the last 11 seasons. The streak is set to continue in 2019 after Paul Goldschmidt's arrival.
Joe and Sam preview the National League West, starting with the rebuilding Diamondbacks and moving onto the division favourite Dodgers and competitive Rockies.
New York Mets were one of MLB's busiest teams this offseason, adding several big names through trade and free agency.
San Diego Padres have not made the playoffs since 2006. Having signed Manny Machado this winter, optimism is growing in south California.
Chicago Cubs are among the favourites to win MLB's National League Central in 2019 despite an uneventful offseason leaving them with a similar roster.
Pittsburgh Pirates were set up to spend big this offseason. It's been a quiet winter, though, and competing in the National League Central is unlikely.