As is typical, many of the 30 MLB teams have offered some April surprises. Some have been positive. If you claim that you saw the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers topping the National League Central or the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies topping the NL West, we’re going to call you a liar.
Of course, while some are offering positive surprises, others are shockingly horrible.
Who hasn’t lived up to the hype? The Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays were all American League playoff teams a season ago. What’s been going wrong with them? The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals have been the decade’s best National League teams. Why aren’t they living up to the hype?
It’s early and of course there’s a lot of baseball to be played. But which MLB five teams have been shockingly inept through the early part of the 2017 MLB season?
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all stats and records are accurate through the completion of the games played on Monday, April 17.