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Sustaining success year after year is not an easy task in Major League Baseball. Whether it's due to trades, retirement, or injuries to key players, teams are bound to regress in one way or another. That being said, there are a few teams around the league that are highly likely to take at least a 10-game regression this upcoming season.
Here are three teams primed to significantly regress in 2019.
3. Seattle Mariners
The Mariners are a complete far cry from the 89-73 team they were in 2018 thanks to a busy offseason in which they sold off most of their valuable assets. Seattle still has some talent on its roster, but it probably won't be enough to replicate a number close to last season's win total, making them a prime candidate for regression in 2019.
2. Miami Marlins
It shouldn't come as a surprise if the rebuilding Marlins finish with another losing season in 2019, but there's a distinct chance that their loss total will be significantly higher than it was a year ago. Miami has significantly less talent on its roster than it did in 2018 and is bound to be the division's punching bag considering the rest of the NL East improved significantly this offseason.
1. Oakland A's
The Oakland A's finished the 2018 season with an excellent 95-67 record and a Wild Card appearance, thanks to an unreal second half in which they won 64 percent of their games. Oakland is still a talented team in 2019, but key losses to its roster like Jed Lowrie, Jonathan Lucroy and Matt Joyce, along with the unlikelihood of the A's repeating their second-half success from last year, makes a higher loss total in 2019 seem probable.
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