1. Chicago Cubs (92-70 last season)
Jake Arrieta is gone, but Yu Darvish has replaced him in the rotation. The core of this team remains young and extremely talented.
2. Washington Nationals (97-65)
Dave Martinez is the latest new manager brought in to win that elusive World Series title — during Bryce Harper’s final season before free agency.
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (104-58)
After losing in Game 7 to Houston, the Dodgers look to take that elusive next step without making splashy moves.
4. New York Mets (70-92)
Mickey Callaway takes over a talented rotation that, when healthy, can make New York tough to beat.
5. Colorado Rockies (87-75)
Colorado invested $104 million in free-agent relievers Jake McGee, Wade Davis and Bryan Shaw to help its postseason dreams.
6. Milwaukee Brewers (86-76)
They will hit, as Christian Yelich joins three players who smashed 30-plus homers last season. Is the rotation built for the postseason?
7. St. Louis Cardinals (83-79)
Marcell Ozuna will boost a lineup desperate for middle-of-the-order thump. But will they regret letting Lance Lynn leave as a free agent?
8. Arizona Diamondbacks (93-69)
They have postseason hopes despite losing J.D. Martinez and Fernando Rodney to free agency. MVP threat Paul Goldschmidt still around.
9. San Francisco Giants (64-98)
Hope the cure for a 95-loss team is better health plus the additions of Evan Longoria and Andrew McCutchen.
10. Atlanta Braves (72-90)
The youth movement continues. Try to watch outfielder Ronald Acuna play without your jaw dropping to the ground.
11. Philadelphia Phillies (66-96)
Carlos Santana, Pat Neshek and Jake Arrieta have been signed to help speed up the youth movement.
12. San Diego Padres (71-91)
Another rebuilding team recently added a very good mentor in free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer.
13. Cincinnati Reds (68-94)
Great. Cincy has young pitching coming. Meanwhile, the best years of Joey Votto are being wasted.
14. Pittsburgh Pirates (75-87)
Fans are still wobbling from 1-2 punch of trading Andrew McCutchen to San Francisco and Gerrit Cole to Houston.
15. Miami Marlins (77-85)
One of the most productive outfields in baseball has been dealt away, and new owner Derek Jeter is under fire.