Ranking MLB’s toughest divisions heading into 2017

MLB toughest divisions

Opening Day is almost here.

The starters are announced for the most part, and spring training is finally coming to a close. Real baseball will be played, and while we are all making our predictions on World Series contenders and who the next MVP could be, one question remains: who has the toughest division?

The defending World Champions may have difficulties repeating, and this year features a division Tony La Russa himself said could be filled to the brim with competition.

At a glance, it’s not going to be easy for any team to waltz to the top. But that certainly sets up an interesting season of America’s Favorite Pastime. Looking across the league, these are the toughest divisions, starting with the strongest and working our way down.

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Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica is a sports writer with an obsession for baseball. You can catch her in the stands or in the media booth. She's the one with the big hair. In addition to Sportsnaut, Jessica has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and MLB Nation.