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How much can really change in one week of a 162-game MLB season?
Exactly one week since the excitement of Opening Day had fans of, well, almost every MLB team thinking positive thoughts about the possibilities to come in 2021, our first regular-season rankings of the young season offer something of a reality check for some and reason for hope that this could be the year for others.
Is your favorite team off to a fast start that might — or might not — last, or are you rooting for your squad to pick it up after faltering out of the gate?
Either way, our eight-voter panel has combined for an initial order based on a combination of what we’ve seen so far and what we already knew going into the 162-game marathon that is a full baseball season. We also asked ESPN MLB experts David Schoenfield, Bradford Doolittle, Joon Lee, Jesse Rogers and Alden Gonzalez to weigh in with one early observation for all 30 teams.
Previous ranking: 1