Breaking Down the MLB Offseason Plans for the American League East

The MLB offseason has kicked into high gear, with the manager carousel in full swing. The league has moved beyond leaving free agents hanging and the weak free-agent class has a few whales for teams that want them. The Baltimore Orioles return all of last year’s team and add the best prospect in baseball full-time, Jackson Holliday. They could potentially become AL favorites, even without a big contract signing. The Boston Red Sox need some upgrades, particularly in their rotation. They’re unlikely to sign a big player, so it might be another season in baseball purgatory. The New York Yankees must address their weaknesses in offense and in the rotation, as they were lower in team wRC+ and runs. Aaron Judge missed nearly half the season, and their offensive weapons are underperforming. The Tampa Bay Rays could start spending more, as they now have a new stadium. Nonetheless, it remains uncertain if this will happen.