MLB Rumors: 3 Teams Who Will Improve in 2022

The 2022 MLB season is going to be a wonderful year. While the owners have locked out the players at the moment, let's continue to be optimistic that a deal can be reached and we will soon get back to seeing player movement before spring training opens in February. While 2021 was disappointing for some teams, a new season on the horizon gives ball clubs a chance to hit the reset button and get back to winning ball games in the new year.

3 Teams Who Will Be Better in 2022

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels have two of the best baseball players on the planet on their team and losing is not an option anymore in Los Angeles. The team has signed Noah Syndergaard and aren't done spending money. Once they are able to, expect to see the Angels sign at least one more proven starter, potentially Carlos Rodon. In 2021 the Angels finished eight games under .500 and 2022 expect to see them much improved. Injuries killed their chances last season and if they can manage to keep Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Redon on the field at the same time, the sky is the limit for the Halos. It's going to come down to rotation stability, consistent production and a strong bullpen. 

Texas Rangers

It won't be hard for the Rangers to be better in 2022, that's how bad they were last season. They finished the season 60-102 and went out already this offseason and spent a boat load of money on free agents. The Rangers have already spent $500 million before the lock out on the likes of Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Jon Gray and Kole Calhoun. Their lineup just got drastically better but their rotation still needs another arm or two for them to be transformed into contenders. If both Semien and Seager can stay healthy, they are capable of carrying the offense. It's their awful rotation that needs more work and while they will be better in 2022, in order to become a contender they will need more arms.

New York Mets

Any team that adds Max Scherzer can expect to win more ball games every fifth day, but it's the other moves that will help the Mets day in and day out. The team has signed Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar already this offseason and look to improve on their losing record from 2021. If Jacob deGrom and Scherzer can stay healthy for the entire season, the Mets are going to be awfully hard to beat. Their offense finished 17th in fWar last season and 27th in total runs. The likes of Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor need to be on the field producing and this will give the Mets a great shot at doing some damage in 2022.

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