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The Biggest Concern for Every MLB Team Thus Far in 2020

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Though his stuff is in good shape, Ray has been wild (20 walks) and hittable (seven home runs) through his first 22 innings.If the Snakes can't get these two guys on track, they're going to have a hard time keeping up in a deep National League West.Speaking of starting pitching troubles, Atlanta might actually envy Arizona right now.The Atlanta rotation was solid on paper once upon a time, but it has since been decimated by Felix Hernandez's opt-out, Mike Foltynewicz's and Sean Newcomb's unforgivably bad performances and Mike Soroka's season-ending Achilles injury. That's especially true of Dallas Keuchel, Lucas Giolito and Dylan Cease, who are the club's only reliable starters.The Cincinnati Reds haven't really come together yet, in part because they have a handful of individual parts that haven't lived up to expectations.Of the bunch, arguably the most alarming slow start belongs to Eugenio Suarez.After posting a .930 OPS and blasting 49 home runs in 2019, he has just a .525 OPS and two homers through 19 games this year. Because if he's not, it's possible that his early slump is due to lingering effects from the shoulder surgery that he underwent in January.As it was for much of 2019, Cleveland is in second place in the AL Central and within range of the Minnesota Twins for the top spot in the division.But unless the club can get more offense, its current position is very much in peril.It really is that bad, as Cleveland hitters have produced a well-below-average 75 OPS+ and only 3.9 runs per game. He's also slumping on defense, where he has minus-three defensive runs saved.When taken in tandem with his difficult 2019 campaign, the start that Mondesi has gotten out to this season is certainly that much more concerning.With Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon and Shohei Ohtani already in place, the Los Angeles Angels appeared to set their offense for overdrive when they promoted top prospect Jo Adell on August 3.But after 10 games, the Adell experiment isn't going well at all.The 21-year-old has come to the plate 37 times and yielded only six singles with 17 strikeouts. But after they signed him to a six-year contract in November, the organization doesn't have much choice but to keep playing him for now.Though the St. Louis Cardinals have played fairly well since returning from a coronavirus-caused break, they should be worried that their offense has actually gotten worse than it was in 2019.More specifically, they should be concerned about Matt Carpenter's role in that.The 34-year-old was one of the National League's top hitters as recently as 2018, when he went off for an .897 OPS and 36 home runs. For Tampa Bay, the scary part is that this is vaguely what he looked like before it got him from Pittsburgh.Setting aside the disputed protocols for when and when not to swing on 3-0 pitches, the Texas Rangers' biggest worry at the moment is the state of their offense.It didn't look good on paper coming into the season, so it's not the biggest surprise that it's flopped with an 80 OPS+ and 3.9 runs per game.The Rangers can thank their lucky stars they're getting a rock-solid .871 OPS out of Joey Gallo and Todd Frazier, plus a .296 average out of rookie Nick Solak. Otherwise, their offense features few bright spots.Unless it can cultivate some from within or find some from without, Texas is going to have trouble keeping up with Oakland and Houston in the AL West.The Toronto Blue Jays were hoping to make a move in the AL East this year, but it's not the end of the world that they're, well, not.This team is built for the long haul, specifically with regard to the oh-so-tantalizing offensive trio of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio.But while there's little doubt about Guerrero's enormous potential, he owns a good-not-great .759 OPS through 141 major league games.

As said here by Zachary D. Rymer