The St Louis Cardinals are the gatekeepers of MLB's midwest. The Cardinals are one of the marquee franchises in Baseball history; they are the most successful National League team in history.
Kyle Schwarber is now a free agent. MLB's non-tender day had one big surprise. The Chicago Cubs cut the big outfielder in a move that surprised many.
The Phillies finished under .500 and missed out on the playoffs. The shortened season saw the Phillies struggle, plus the club is claiming to have lost a vast amount of money. The economic realities have hit hard in Philadelphia. They created a team to compete, and it seems like it is getting broken up already.
New York Mets fans will be delighted that the loathed Wilpons are now gone. New York's other team will now want to announce themselves to the MLB world. With the financial problems surrounding other clubs, the New York Mets are in a prime position to take advantage of a slow-moving free agency period.
2010-2020 saw the New York Yankees go a decade without winning the World Series. 2020 was the fourth year in a row where the Yanks have suffered postseason heartbreak.
The San Diego Padres are once again a relevant team in MLB. After spending several years floundering near the bottom of the NL West, the Padres are on the up.
The Detroit Tigers are making noise again, as the club has made a controversial move to appoint its next manager.